ActionAid International

Increasing life choices and livelihoods for young urban women

South Africa, India
2012 - 2016

ActionAid is an international organisation working with over 15 million people in 45 countries. They were the first major international development organisation to base their head office in Africa. From their HQ in Johannesburg, South Africa, ActionAid help people fight for their rights across Asia, the Americas and Europe. HDF supported an ambitious initiative to improve livelihoods and sexual and reproductive health for young women in poor urban areas across India and South Africa.


ONE BILLION CHILDREN. That’s how many girls and boys suffer from violence every year

The launch of Together to #ENDviolence, a global campaign and Solutions Summit Series to catalyse the political and financial commitments to end violence against children, gathered 1,900 participants from 130 countries.

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What works to prevent sexual violence against children?

The data is clear: Sexual violence affects girls and boys in every country around the world. For far too long it has been a silent pandemic, with little awareness of the scope, scale, and consequences of the problem or understanding of potential solutions. That silence has allowed violence against children to perpetuate.

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TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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