Inequality is widespread and deepening, with the impact falling heavily on poorwomen who face a range of different intersecting challenges. Solutions are hotly debated by powerful decision makers in and outside government who sit far removed from the lived experience of inequality. Shifting Power is based on focus group discussions and interviews in communities in seven developing and emerging economy countries where ActionAid is active: Brazil, Haiti, Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria,South Africa and Uganda. Groups of women were asked how they experience inequality and, most importantly, how they are addressing inequality. We found that across the countries, when womentake collective action on the many challenges facing them, they feel better equipped to address inequalities within their families and communities.