Project Description

Action Aid International

Action Aid Final

Improving Livelihoods and SRH for Young Urban Women

Grant Amount: $1,721,825
Duration: July 2013 – Sep 2016
Location: India, South Africa

ActionAid International is a federation of autonomous Action Aid organisations with its headquarters in South Africa.ActionAid employs a human rights-based approach to development with a commitment to building the active agency of people living in poverty at its centre.

The overall goal of the project is that 2,800 young urban women living in poverty in India and South Africa will have greater dignity through more economic independence and control over their bodies and greater voice in international fora. The project  simultaneously targets young women’s economic participation and their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). It is innovative in that it attempts to bring these two key areas together – areas that are frequently dealt with separately in development interventions despite the strong linkages between them.

The project is based on the findings of a scoping study on young women , livelihoods and sexual and reproductive health in urban settings in Ghana, South Africa and India, conducted by ActionAid and funded by HDF.