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ActionAid UK

London, United Kingdom
Joined March 2021

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty across 45 countries.

Presence in: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Greece, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, South Africa, State of Palestine, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand
Focus: Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

Our vision

A just, equitable and sustainable world in which every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity, freedom from poverty and all forms of oppression.

Our mission

To achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organisations, activists, social movements and supporters.

Our approach

Our human rights-based approach aims to ensure that people are drivers of their own change and able to claim the rights they are entitled to. We focus on women and girls because the denial of their rights is a grave injustice and one of the underlying causes of poverty worldwide.

By working directly with communities, women’s movements, groups and networks, social movements and other allies, we aim to tackle the structural causes and consequences of poverty and injustice.

People Associated With This Organization

Amiera Sawas

United Kingdom  
ActionAid UK
Joined March 2021
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am the senior research and policy specialist at ActionAid UK. I work with 45 countries on access to justice research, policy and advocacy. In particular we focus on legal empowerment strategies for marginalised women and girls.
Amiera Sawas is the network champion (main point of contact) for ActionAid UK.

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