ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Their dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. They are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.
ActionAid’s human rights-based approach aims to ensure that people are drivers of their own change and able to claim the rights they are entitled to. They focus on women and girls because the denial of their rights is a grave injustice and one of the underlying causes of poverty worldwide. By working directly with communities, women’s movements, groups and networks, social movements and other allies, ActionAid aim to tackle the structural causes and consequences of poverty and injustice.
ActionAid also fights for a fairer world by galvanising the public to challenge the national and global policies and practices that keep people poor. This includes holding governments accountable to ensure public funds are spent effectively and where they are needed the most.
The Womanity Foundation was established in 2005 by Yann Borgstedt, a successful businessman and entrepreneur who believes the best way to build sustainable growth is through collaboration with the social sector and the business world.
Womanity fight for a world where men and women have equal rights and opportunities.
Womanity believe in taking calculated risks through philanthropy and investing for the long term. They test new models for development, learn and adapt, with an eye to sustainability.
Womanity work closely with local experts to run their own programmes, always checking that they are adding value to the sector. Their support is multi-year, highly-engaged and tailored. This means they take the time to understand the needs on the ground and find ways to uncover and develop catalytic solutions.