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ActionAid International

ActionAid is an international organisation working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and justice. 

Its head office is in Johannesburg. It is the only international organisation with its head office based in Africa. It also has offices across Asia, the Americas and Europe. ActionAid believes that the people whose lives its work affects should decide how it is run. 

ActionAid helps people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. 

In order to achieve its mission, it works in the following areas:

  • Women's rights
  • Right to education
  • Right to food
  • Right to human security in conflict and emergencies
  • Right to life and dignity in the face of HIV and AIDS
  • Right to just and democratic governance