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Using their vast local knowledge and contacts, the Kongelai Women's Network work carefully and tirelessly with parents and communities to stop FGM in Kenya. Find out how their approach has helped make rates of FGM fall dramatically - and how you can support their work.

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It's #InternationalYouthDay! Meet some of the incredible young people changing the world with ActionAid.

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For a young girl subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) the pain does not end with the cut of the blade. FGM survivors in Kenya speak out about their experiences, and why they want to end FGM for their daughters and granddaughters.

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You'd do anything for your best friend, right? When Abigail ran away from home to escape FGM, she couldn't forget about her best friend Purity. So she helped her escape too by telling her about the ActionAid safe house in Kenya. Meet the best friends who escaped FGM.

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You might know Steven Caulker as a talented Premier League footballer who plays for Queen's Park Rangers, as well as for his appearance in the England national team. But he's also just returned from an emotional trip with ActionAid to Sierra Leone, his grandfather’s homeland.

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Sponsoring a child is a really fulfilling thing to do - for you, the child and their whole community. And because ActionAid does child sponsorship differently to other charities, people often have questions about our approach. So we thought it was worth answering them here. If you're thinking of becoming a child sponsor, then read on!

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However you voted last Thursday, the debate over the future of the sort of country and the sort of world we want to live in has swept across dining tables, pubs, schools, water coolers, cafes, bus stops and living rooms up and down the country. As more and more people engage in politics and in public life we need to harness this energy that has been created, to come together, to engage in a respectful, positive discussion. Now, more than ever, we need to stand up. Here are three things you can do.

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When Duncan Trotter started sponsoring Eliakim, a young boy in Kenya, he had no idea what a difference it would make to Eliakim's life - and to Duncan's own. Through the power of Facebook, Eliakim got back in touch with Duncan 20 years later. Find out more about this extraordinary friendship that has survived across decades and continents, and has enriched the lives of two incredible people:

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Struggling to think of a gift for Father's Day? (This Sunday by the way!) Well look no further - we have just the thing!

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From some exciting news from our colleagues in Zambia and Ireland to progress in the call for a fair UK-Malawi tax treaty, it's been a busy few months for the Make Tax Fair campaign. Read our blog to find out more.
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