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More Action. Less Aid.

ActionAid is an international network building a just, equitable, and sustainable world in solidarity with communities on the frontlines of poverty and injustice. 

We know this can only be done by shifting power – towards communities and away from elites – and aid as traditionally practiced does not accomplish this. That’s why we take action in partnership with people on the frontlines of poverty and injustice. Together, we tackle the symptoms of unequal power – poverty, hunger, gender-based violence, climate change, conflict, and disaster – and challenge the ideologies, legal systems, and social norms that lie underneath.

ActionAid embraces feminist leadership as necessary to moving our mission forward. We define feminist leadership as the positive and inclusive use of power to build an organization capable of changing the world. Feminist leadership informs and guides our core values, theory of change, and objectives.

ActionAid USA is the U.S. branch of ActionAid International, which works in more than 70 countries to achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication. We influence U.S. policy and international institutions like the United Nations and elevate marginalized voices in the halls of power.

Read our 2021-2023 strategy.

Our Vision

A just, equitable and sustainable world in which every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and 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 organizations, activists, social movements and supporters.

Where we work

A world map with countries highlighted in various shades of red to show where ActionAid operates.

Africa: BurundiDRCEthiopiaGhanaKenyaLiberiaMalawiMaliMauritaniaMoroccoMozambiqueNigeriaRwandaSenegalSierra LeoneSomaliaSomalilandSouth AfricaTanzaniaThe GambiaTunisiaUgandaZambiaZimbabwe

Americas: BoliviaBrazilColombiaEcuadorEl SalvadorGuatemalaHaitiPeruUnited States

Asia & Pacific: AustraliaBangladeshCambodiaFijiIndiaIndonesiaMyanmarNepalPapua New GuineaPhilippinesSamoaSolomon IslandThailandTongaVanuatuVietnam

Europe: CyprusDenmarkFranceGreeceIrelandItalyMoldovaNetherlandsPolandRomaniaSan MarinoSpainSwedenSwitzerlandUKUkraineVatican

Middle East: AfghanistanJordanLebanonPalestineSyria