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Update on our response in Haiti

  • Date: 22/12/2016
  • Author: Jo-Ann Enright

ActionAid’s Response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti Thank you to everyone who supported our response in Haiti following devastating Hurricane Matthew this year. This is what the generosity of Irish supporters and Irish Aid has meant in Haiti: ActionAid distributed 3,000 hygiene and cholera kits to 15,000 individuals. We also trained communities on how to.....


The Brave Women Fighting to End FGM/C

  • Date: 09/12/2016
  • Author: Priya Joshi

“Female genital mutilation is very bad for women. Life becomes painful and it isn’t necessary. My aim in life is to support the cause against female genital mutilation”, Christine. FGM/C Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting (FGM/C), according to the World Health Organisation, has affected over 200 million women and girls alive today across the world......

Students Abigail (L) and Purity (R) in their dormitory in West Pokot, Kenya.

FGM in Kenya

  • Date: 29/11/2016
  • Author: Rodney Rice

The Horrors of FGM An extract from ActionAid Chairman and former RTE Broadcaster Rodney Rice’s article on FGM. Taken from the Tuesday 29th November 2016 edition of The Irish Times.  “There is no delicate way to tell this story of the horrific abuse of women and girls. At 10 years of age, Abigael Nalem took the.....

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