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

International Strategy

ActionAid is changing. We are moving on from just fighting against poverty – to working for longer lasting solutions to poverty. In our new strategy for 2012-2017, we have made ten key promises to change the world.

  1. securing women’s land rights
  2. promoting sustainable agriculture
  3. holding governments to account on public services 
  4. achieving redistributive resourcing of development 
  5. transforming education for girls and boys
  6. harnessing youth leadership to end poverty and injustice
  7. building people’s resilience to conflict and disaster
  8. responding to disasters through rights
  9. increasing women’s and girls’ control over their bodies
  10. generating women-centred economic alternatives 

We also lay out 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.

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