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Womens leadership

  • Lucina, in the largest market place in the region of Jacmel - Cap Rouge, promoting safe hygiene practices during the Covid-19 sanitary health alert. Photo: ActionAid

    Feminist humanitarian action is needed now more than ever

    Posted in Blog on 27 May 2021

    Find out more about women's leadership in crises and why it's so crucial right now.

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  • Women's leadership was transformative in the aftermath of the Indonesia tsunami. Photo: ActionAid

    The Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: why women’s leadership worked

    Posted in Blog on 27 September 2019

    28th September marks one year since a series of powerful earthquakes struck the Central Sulawesi province of Indonesia, triggering a tsunami resulting in significant damage and loss of life. Our new research shows how women's leadership made an incredible difference in the aftermath. 

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  • Meet ActionAid's humanitarian heroes! Photo: ActionAid

    Meet ActionAid's humanitarian heroes

    Posted in Blog on 15 October 2018

    When disaster strikes, ActionAid does things differently. We work directly with local women and girls to provide support and save lives. Meet just some of the incredible women ActionAid works with in humanitarian emergencies around the world, and find out how they get supplies and information quickly and fairly to those who need it most.

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  • Mama Feddis won a seat during the Kenyan election in 2017. Photo: Marie Torp Christensen/ActionAid

    #StillMarching: 100 years of votes for women

    Posted in Blog on 5 February 2018

    On 6 February 1918, some women in the UK gained the right to vote for the first time. It was a crucial step forward for women’s rights. But 100 years on, we still have a long way to go globally to ensure that women’s voices are heard equally loudly, not just at the ballot box, but at all levels of government too. Women across the world are rising to the challenge, despite the barriers thrown up in their way. Mama Feddis is one of them.

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  • How Louisiane is training future women leaders in Haiti

    Posted in Blog on 11 May 2017

    In humanitarian crises, women and girls are disproportionately affected. But far from being passive victims, women are amongst the first responders these emergencies, bringing vital skills and knowledge to help save lives and livelihoods. Louisiane Nazaire is one of these women. When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016, she and other members of a women-led cooperative leapt into action. Louisiane explains why women's leadership is essential in emergencies. 

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  • How your donations are making a difference in Kenya

    Posted in Blog on 31 March 2017

    Thanks to the incredible generosity of everyone have donated to the East Africa Crisis Appeal, ActionAid has supported over 128,600 people so far across Kenya, Somaliland and Ethiopia. In Kenya, ActionAid has supported over 98,000 people. Our local staff are there on the ground now distributing food, including rice, oil and beans, constructing water tanks and rehabilitating boreholes so that communities can get access to water. Find out how your donations are making a huge difference in Kenya right now.

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