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.
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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)
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.