Poverty is complex. It’s more than a lack of money. It’s also a lack of choice and power.
All over the world women have less social, economic and political power, which can lead to their human rights being denied. Gender inequality is the root cause of women’s rights abuses. ActionAid supports women to claim their rights.
What is ActionAid doing for women’s rights?
ActionAid supports and campaigns with women living in some of the world’s poorest places as they challenge the root causes of poverty and injustice. Supporting women and girls as they claim their rights and lead their communities out of poverty is the most effective way of changing lives for good. Together we challenge gender based violence. We ensure that local women’s rights organisations are at the forefront of humanitarian response work. And we tackle unfair economic systems that hold women.
But we need your help. Your donation of just €4 a month could help us to buy menstrual products that help a girl to stay in school.
Men and boys also experience abuses of their rights, including sexual and domestic violence. But everywhere, violence is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men against women, making it one of the most widespread abuses of human rights worldwide. That is why ActionAid focuses on this issue.
To end violence against women and girls, men and boys must be involved in changing attitudes and behaviour in families and communities. And because men dominate positions of power and decision-making roles, they are important allies in the fight for women’s rights.
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Heading image: Grace, 52, is a member of the Khwisero Persons With DisabilitiesGroup, supported by ActionAid Kenya. The organisation is mainly involved in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities by pushing for policies which respond to their needs. Photo by ActionAid Kenya