ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

What we do

We focus on the people that others forget. People in poverty. People who face discrimination. People whose voices are ignored.

We’re not about giving handouts or telling people what to do, because in the long run we know that doesn’t work. Instead we use our resources, influence and experience to help people find their own solutions.

We help people fight for their rights. Simple things like the right to eat, the right to stay on their land, the right to an education and the right to have a say in the decisions that shape their lives.

We listen to what people really want and need. We help communities take action together, to hold their governments to account, and we give local organisations our support where they need it. Together, we’re making a lasting difference.

What we do
  • Women's rights are rights that promote a position of legal and social equality of women with men.

    Several thousand women take part in a mass rally in Nepal
  • Approximately 57 million children are out of school worldwide.

    (L-R) Ross Srey Meng, 4, and Both Srey Aun, 5, at a non-formal school, Cambodia.
  • When disaster strikes, because of our presence in so many countries oftentimes we can respond within hours, providing vital things like food and shelter.

    Urmila Devi, 55, stands in front of flooded farm land and abandoned huts.
  • Have you ever wanted to equip a remote  school in Uganda with new books - or help build a house for a former bonded slave in Nepal? By supporting these projects you become a part of a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.