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ActionAid a leading international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty, and it integrates women's rights into all of its programming and project work; specifically, it focuses in three main areas: Rights of Women & Girls; Emergencies, Disasters and Humanitarian Response; and Policy & Research

Poverty is complex. It’s more than a lack of money. It’s also a lack of choice and power. And the denial of women’s and girls’ rights is one of the biggest causes of poverty worldwide, and a grave injustice. 

For women and girls, poverty means having fewer opportunities than men and boys. In the world’s poorest places this means living on the margins of society, often facing discrimination, exploitation and violence. From the moment they’re born, many girls are seen and treated as less than boys. Girls are less likely to go to school than their brothers, and millions of girls worldwide are married as children, often to much older men [1]

All over the world women and girls have less social, economic and political power, which can lead to their human rights being denied.  Gender inequality is the root cause of women’s rights abuses. ActionAid supports women and girls to claim their rights.

Adam has supported ActionAid in his past races, and Jeanne previously lived in Jamshedpur, India working with underprivileged women. We feel very passionately about empowering women and would be grateful if you would visit the ActionAid website to read more about their campaigns, and donate via our Justgiving page

Thank you for your generosity

Jeanne & Adam

ActionAid puts the rights of women and girls at the heart of all we do. The denial of women’s and girls’ rights is one of the biggest causes of poverty worldwide, and a grave injustice.

ActionAid has a long history of responding to humanitarian crises around the world. We put women and girls first, to strengthen their resilience against future crises.

ActionAid carries out research and policy analysis in order to influence development debates and push for lasting change for women and girls in poor countries.