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ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights for all and defeat poverty. We believe everyone has the power within them to create change for themselves, their families and communities. ActionAid is a catalyst for that change.

Mission

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

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.

Values

Mutual respect, requiring us to recognise the innate worth of all people and the value of diversity

Equity and justice, requiring us to work to ensure equal opportunity for everyone,

Integrity, requiring us to be honest, transparent and accountable at all levels for the effectiveness

Solidarity with the poor, powerless and excluded, requiring us to be committed to fighting poverty, injustice and gender inequality

Courage of conviction, requiring us to be creative, bold and innovative – without fear of failure

Independence, requiring us to be free from any religious or party-political affiliation

Humility, requiring us to recognise that we are part of a wider alliance against poverty and injustice

Our Approach

The primary goal of ActionAid is to strive for social justice whereby inequality is eradicated. Patriarchy is deeply entrenched in society and marginalises women across social spheres, depriving them of their rights and excluding them from services and governance processes. The widening economic inequality within the country, which further compounded by populist global trends makes the poorest of the poor even poorer.  Furthermore, the vulnerability of communities living in poverty and exclusion are further intensified due to natural disasters and structural causes of violence Due to climate induced vulnerabilities, the poor and excluded.

AAB has committed to applying a feminist lens and values in its work, which will guide its approach, interpreting and advancing intersecting inequalities. It addresses injustice and inequality caused by the power structures, both visible and invisible, in communities. To generate a broad community-wide understanding of the issue, AAIB will address the structural causes of injustice in terms of distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges. Affirmative approaches are required at all levels to reconcile inequalities, and address the structural causes of inequality arising from unequal power relations.