This grant will support the third phase of ActionAid’s Young Urban Women: Life Choices and Livelihoods in Urban Areas project, which seeks to ensure that young women living in urban areas in Ghana, South Africa, and India gain freedom and control over their bodies, time, income, and labor. ActionAid will work with young women leaders to develop a priority advocacy agenda based on key findings from the first two phases of the project, such as the gendered impact of macroeconomic policies and gender-responsive public services. ActionAid will also develop a platform to develop feminist and youth-centered proposals on sustainable and inclusive urban development policies.
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for a project to ensure that economies and public service systems work for women and girls globally
ActionAid USA is the U.S. branch of ActionAid International, which works in more than 50 countries to achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication. This grant will continue to support the Valuing Women’s Work and Young Urban Women projects under one grant. The Valuing Women’s Work project produces in-country feminist research on how economic models affect women disproportionately, linking to specific advocacy strategies in-country, regionally, and globally. The Young Urban Women project promotes movement building with young women in Ghana, India, and South Africa on issues around economic security, bodily integrity, and unpaid care work. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment)
for support of the economic rights work of the women's rights program
ActionAid is an international network building a just, equitable, and sustainable world in solidarity with communities on the front lines of poverty and injustice. This grant to ActionAid USA will continue to support the Valuing Women’s Work and Young Urban Women projects under one grant. ActionAid USA will promote movement building with young urban women in Ghana, India, and South Africa around economic security, bodily integrity, and unpaid care work. ActionAid USA will support convenings, networking, and the presence of advocates in key decision-making spaces, and it will advocate for economic policy alternatives with a feminist lens. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment)