Days we celebrate

At ActionAid UK, we celebrate the work of the incredible women and girls who we work with across the world each and every day. Here are just some of the international days that we mark.

  • International Women’s Day

    Find out about International Women's Day, why we celebrate it, and how you can support ActionAid to change the lives of women and girls.

  • Menstrual Hygiene Day

    Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022 is on 28 May: taking on period poverty and period taboos, because menstruation matters. This Menstrual Hygiene Day, share a better period.

  • Rasal, a refugee, received support from ActionAid as part of our work in the Lesvos refugee camp in Greece

    World Humanitarian Day

    Find out about World Humanitarian Day 2022, why we mark it, and how you can support ActionAid's humanitarian work around the world.

  • Girls at the San Juan Villa Nueva School are excited to write their messages to their sponsors in the UK during Action Aid's annual message collection.

    International Day of the Girl

    International Day of the Girl takes places on October 11th 2022 to celebrate girls’ achievements and raise awareness of the obstacles that girls face.

  • Six-year-old Maria helps out a local gardener at the ActionAid centre in Zarqa, Jordan.

    Giving Tuesday

    Find out about Giving Tuesday, when Giving Tuesday 2022 will be, and how you can support ActionAid to help change the lives of women and girls living in poverty.

  • Support our Christmas appeals and you could help a girl like Diana, 12, to go to school.

    Our Christmas appeals

    Support our Christmas appeals to help women and girls living in poverty around the world.

  • Our Ramadan appeals

    Find out more about our Ramadan appeals and how they help families and children in need.