The charity I am supporting this month is ActionAid UK. This charity is focused on the rights of women and girls. ActionAid’s vision is a world without poverty and injustice, in which every person enjoys their right to a life of dignity. One of the biggest causes of poverty in the world is the denial of women’s and girls’ rights, so it is refreshing to find a charity focusing on these issues to help elevate poverty.
ActionAid UK deals with violence against women and girls, women’s economic empowerment, and women’s and girls’ rights in humanitarian crises. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a fundamental human rights violation. It affects around one in three women and girls around the world and is a major cause of concern. One of the ways of reducing this trend of violence is by helping women earn a sustainable living. An empowered woman is a strong woman, which is why I am happy to see women’s economic empowerment at the top of the list of what ActionAid UK is all about.
Charity of the month – ActionAid UK
ActionAid UK works in rural and urban communities across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, every day, all year round. The charity also responds to emergency situations arising from disasters or conflict. You can make a donation to help support the work the charity is doing here. If you want to sponsor a child, you can do so here.
There are also others of getting involved with ActionAid UK. You could organise a fundraising event, shop their Christmas card collections and other gifts, or become a campaigner. Have a look at their get involved page to find out how you could work closely with the charity. You can also watch ActionAid UK’s YouTube Video on violence against women and children.
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