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 support of the Young Urban Women project
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.
for support of Valuing Women's Work for a More Equal World
ActionAid USA will carry out in-country participatory research in South Africa, linking it to global analysis and advocacy in mainstream economic spaces relevant to women’s economic empowerment such as unpaid care burden, access to decent work and livelihoods, gender-responsive public services provision, and gender-just taxation. Learning from this research will be documented for adapting and replicating this project in other contexts. ActionAid will develop an international advocacy strategy and activities. They will work with feminist organizations in an international alliance, building their capacity to demand policy change within the broader frame of economic inequality.