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Rural women remain at the margins of development, particularly regarding access to productive resources, decent work and their disproportionate burden of Unpaid Care Work.ActionAid research...
A case for centring Unpaid Care Work within regional frameworks The promotion of women’s economic empowerment is an issue that is being increasingly focused on by different actors and policies...
Time to start caring – how ignoring Unpaid Care Work is holding back economic empowerment of Africa’s rural women Agriculture accounts on average for one third of Africa’s GDP and women make up...
Deeply-embedded patriarchal norms mean that women have a dual role in the economy: productive and reproductive. This reality – and the failure of governments, businesses and institutions to recognise...
Women are crucial and necessary leaders in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and humanitarian response. However, a key challenge to realising women’s leadership of and participation in DRR is recognising...
It has been a tough year for women’s rights, with the election of politicians across the world who are quite distant from what we might regard as feminist.  But the Commission on the Status of...
Maria Madalena Barbosa and her daughter Scarlett Rayssa
Every day, women around the world are making an invaluable contribution to the global economy through their paid and unpaid labour. Far too often, their work is poorly paid, invisible and precarious...
ActionAid and its partners have, since 2013, been working to address the issues of bodily integrity and economic security among approximately 5800 young women in the age group of 15- 25 years in...
This webinar was the first in an exciting new series looking at themes being addressed in ActionAid’s 5 year POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights) project. This is taking...
The original article has been published on LeMonde.frOn the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of Convention 189 by the International Labor Organization (ILO) for decent work for...