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Dirty Power Photo Book


Action Aid is an international non-governmental organisation working in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice. Action Aid in South Africa (AASA) has worked in collaboration with local organisations in five provinces since 2006. South Africa has very high levels of poverty, extreme inequality, and an unemployment rate of almost 40%. In practice rights violations remain widespread and common despite a globally acclaimed progressive constitution and related legislative framework that assures these rights in theory. This can in part be attributed to the large scale failure in progressively transforming the economy. Against this background, AASA focuses on the following programme areas: ▶ Women’s and girls’ rights ▶ Child and education rights ▶ Land and food rights ▶ Mining & extractives ▶ International engagement