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Nangbong Kazieri, age unknown, lives in a village in Upper West state, northern Ghana. Her daughter got an ActionAid bike so she can safely ride to school. Nangbong’s daughter, Jennifer, has been interviewed. Nangbong was also interviewed briefly.

Women's right

UNDERVALUED, UNDERPAID AND AT RISK

Women, who pay the highest price of unjust policies and patriarchal societies, must play a key role in order to bring about social change.  

Women’s work is often overlooked, unpaid and undervalued. They work in unsafe conditions and have precarious jobs. Greater corporate accountability for upholding human rights is needed.

Across the world, women and girls are at risk of violence. We must challenge the social and cultural norms that lead to women’s vulnerability.

There are structural causes of violence against women: beliefs, access to resources, and economics. Governments must do more to serve the needs of poor and excluded women, and to protect and advance their rights.

By working with women, community members and partners to address the root causes of violence against women and girls, reduce Unpaid Care Work and promote decent work, ActionAid works at achieving women empowerment and gender equality.