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 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)