This grant will support the second phase of ActionAid’s Young Urban Women’s Project, which seeks to ensure that poor 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 phase of the project, such as access to decent work, recognition of and reduction of unpaid care work, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. ActionAid will also coordinate advocacy activities at both the national and international levels, and make sure young women are empowered to voice their own demands to policy audiences.
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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 is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice. ActionAid’s work aims to build local to global momentum for social, economic, and environmental justice, driven by women and young people living in poverty and exclusion. This grant will support ActionAid’s work on women’s economic justice and rights through the Young Urban Women and Valuing Women’s Work programs in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and South Africa, as well as regionally and globally. These programs collaborate in challenging mainstream macroeconomic policies, narratives, and institutions that fail to recognize and value women’s paid and unpaid work and undermine their access to decent work and bodily autonomy and integrity. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment)