ActionAid UK
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In pictures: the impact of the drought in the Horn of Africa.

Drought in Somalia: Time is Running Out
ActionAid UK
02/18/2017 at 18:10. Facebook
Edinburgh, Oxford, Cardiff and Manchester, we are heading your way!

Want to learn how you can stand up against tax dodging? Join us next week to hear from two inspiring activists for tax justice in their countries, and to learn all about how you can help make tax fair.

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Tax Tour - Edinburgh

ActionAid UK
02/17/2017 at 17:21. Facebook
Nino, 35, fears for the lives of her children as her cattle - her only source of income - waste away in Somaliland due to drought. ActionAid has helped more than 5,000 people in Somaliland so far, but many more people are in need of support.

Instagram post by ActionAid UK • Feb 17, 2017 at 5:18pm UTC
ActionAid UK
02/17/2017 at 13:32. Facebook
Up to 12 million people across Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia and Kenya are in urgent need of food assistance as severe drought has caused a humanitarian crisis. ActionAid is distributing food and water to the worst-affected areas but the situation is critical.

Millions face food shortages as drought hits Horn of Africa
ActionAid UK
02/16/2017 at 15:12. Facebook
Next week activists from Kenya and Nigeria will be joining us and our friends at Oxfam GB on a tour around the UK.

On the Make Tax Fair Tour, you'll find out what impact tax dodging has on developing countries, as well as what activists in their countries are doing to fight back.

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We love this Stylist piece with stories from 10 teenage girls already fighting gender prejudice in school.

Learning to fly: meet the teen girls battling a culture of bias
The harmful myths perpetuating FGM worldwide, via Refinery29 UK.

Campaigning Against FGM
Margaret, 54, is a proud grandmother who is also a campaigner against female genital mutilation. She has taken the decision not to cut her daughter and granddaughters - a step that puts her at odds with many other mothers in West Pokot, Kenya, where an estimated 75 per cent of girls endure FGM. 'My granddaughters will not be cut. I feel at peace about that. It hurts me to think that a girl's...
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Instagram photo by ActionAid UK • Feb 10, 2017 at 5:00pm UTC
The Kongelai Women's Network is an incredible group of women who work together to fight violence against women and girls. They are successfully tackling female genital mutilation in their community. To mark Zero Tolerance for FGM day on Monday, we're celebrating women across the world who are working to end FGM.

#PhotoOfTheWeek: Ashley Hamer/ActionAid

Instagram photo by ActionAid UK • Feb 3, 2017 at 4:39pm UTC
Every day this week we’re sharing the story of a woman who’s bringing about an end to FGM in her community. Meet Margaret, an anti-FGM campaigner from Kenya who refused to cut her daughters and granddaughters.

Meet the FGM heroes: Margaret, Kenya
Hamda is the deputy leader of a women's coalition in Somaliland. She is a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM), and she works tirelessly to persuade people within her local community to stop carrying out FGM on their daughters, by sharing her personal experience.

Meet the FGM heroes: Hamda, Somaliland
What motivates Emily, who works for ActionAid Kenya, to fight against FGM? Seeing girls go on to high school and then university.

Meet the FGM heroes: Emily, Kenya
"My name is Fatima and I am 50 years old. I have eight children, two boys and six girls. My colleagues and I raise awareness about female genital multilation (FGM) amongst the people we work with.”

Meet the FGM heroes: Fatima, Somaliland
Next Monday marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM. What’s it like to lead a women’s group in Kenya who are campaigning to bring about an end to FGM? Susan, the leader of the Kongelai Women’s Network, explains.

Meet the FGM heroes: Susan, Kenya
#PhotoOfTheWeek: 27-year-old Monica Ochapa is an activist in Abuja, Nigeria. With one in three children in Nigeria not in school, Monica is passionate about what a fair tax system could do to improve the education of women and girls in Nigeria. She said: “Basic facilities need to be provided. There are children in school studying science, but without proper resources. There are classrooms...
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Instagram photo by ActionAid UK • Jan 27, 2017 at 2:46pm UTC
A huge thank you to everyone that’s helped change lives for good by Getting Active For ActionAid with @warwickrag! We’re amazed by all the sporty activity from all the societies involved.
Theresa May has said she wants to tackle tax havens, but recently there have been reports saying that the UK could become a tax haven if the government doesn't get the deal it wants after Brexit.

This is bad news for developing countries, and could cost billions. Please sign our petition to Theresa May and call on her to keep her promise to tackle tax havens.

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