ActionAid is changing. We are moving on from just fighting against poverty – to working for long lasting solutions to poverty.
Our new strategy for 2012-2017, approved by our International Assembly in Tanzania in July 2011, commits us to advancing alternatives together with our partners and allies.
In this new international strategy, which will frame our work for the next six years, we make ten key change promises against which we will hold ourselves to account:
securing women’s land rights
promoting sustainable agriculture
holding governments to account on public services
achieving redistributive resourcing of development
transforming education for girls and boys
harnessing youth leadership to end poverty and injustice
building people’s resilience to conflict and disaster
responding to disasters through rights
increasing women’s and girls’ control over their bodies
generating women-centred economic alternatives
We also lay organisational priorities: to transform our leadership, improve our systems, diversify our income and harness the remarkable people-power of our staff, our committed Boards and Assemblies, our volunteers and supporters.
To deliver on this new strategy we need to build deeper connections – linking people and movements across the planet and across issues, connecting our work locally, nationally and globally.
And we need to strengthen our human rights based approaches – with a new emphasis on changing attitudes and behaviours, harnessing the power of mass communications and campaigning.