Days we celebrate

At ActionAid UK, we celebrate the work of the incredible women and girls who we work with across the world each and every day. Here are just some of the international days that we mark.

  • Donating to charity at Christmas

    Donating to charity at Christmas

    Everything you need to know about donating to charity at Christmas, including Christmas donations in lieu of gifts, and sending charity Christmas cards.

  • Menstrual Hygiene Day

    Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023 is on 28 May: taking on period poverty and period taboos, because menstruation matters. This Menstrual Hygiene Day, share a better period.

  • Esther, an ActionAid humanitarian worker supporting communities affected by the East Africa food crisis.

    World Humanitarian Day

    Find out about World Humanitarian Day, why we mark it, and how you can support ActionAid's humanitarian work around the world.

  • Day of the girl 2022

    International Day of the Girl

    International Day of the Girl takes places on October 11th to celebrate girls’ achievements and raise awareness of the obstacles that girls face.

  • Six-year-old Maria helps out a local gardener at the ActionAid centre in Zarqa, Jordan.

    Giving Tuesday

    Find out about Giving Tuesday, when Giving Tuesday will be, and how you can support ActionAid to help change the lives of women and girls living in poverty.

  • 40-year-old Sahra is a mother of 11 children. She used to be a farmer before the drought, but now, struggles to provide for her family, as the drought has completely dried up her farm. In her interview, Sarah speaks about why the current drought is the worst in her lifetime, and the impact it is having on her family.

    Donate this Ramadan

    Find out more about our Ramadan appeals and how they help families and children in need.

  • International Women’s Day

    Find out about International Women's Day, why we celebrate it, and how you can support ActionAid to change the lives of women and girls.