Registered Charity No: 274467 (England & Wales), SC045476 (Scotland).

ActionAid is a leading international charity working in over 45 countries. We work with the poorest women and girls in the world, changing their lives, for good.

Our local staff provide immediate, hands-on support both in emergencies and for the long term. Together with women and girls we demand action at local, national and international level. We work for a world where the most vulnerable and forgotten can become valued and powerful.

Each project is unique, delivered in collaboration with the local community to meet their needs. We work on everything from tackling injustice to developing sustainable farming techniques. We defend women’s rights and make sure children get an education. We stay and support the community for as long as they need us, enabling women and girls to create the future they want.

Poverty is complex. It’s more than a lack of money. It’s also a lack of choice and power.  And we know that women and girls are likely to be poorer and more likely face violence or discrimination, just because they are female. Our work benefits men and boys living in poverty too. But women and girls are at the centre of everything we do because no society can prosper if half its citizens are denied their rights. 

A gift in your Will to ActionAid helps the poorest, most disadvantaged women and girls in the world change their own lives, for good.