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Economic Justice and Climate Action


AMwA has set in motion new streams of work in Women’s Economic Justice and Climate Action, aimed at illuminating the precarious and yet often ignored connections between climate crisis, economic and gender justice.

With our Women’s Economic Justice and Climate Action work, we focus on institutional change and accountability to create feminist economies that work for women. We seek that women’s work both formal and informal, paid and unpaid, is valued; that women have access to social protection systems like maternity leave and social security; and that women have decent work conditions, and are free to make decisions about how best to utilise their resources

AMwA advocates for women’s economic rights focusing on institutional change and accountability to create feminist economies that work for women. Here women’s work, formal and informal, paid and unpaid is valued; women have access to social protection systems like maternity leave and social security; have decent work conditions, and are free to make decisions about how best to utilise their resources.

 

Consortium Partnerships

The Amplifying Voices for Just Climate Action Programmes is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under its five-year strategic partnership: “Power of Voices”, and implemented by a consortium of CSOs including World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Netherlands, SouthSouthNorth, Akina Mama wa Afrika, Slum Dwellers International, Fundación Avina, and Hivos. This programme seeks to see that by 2025, civil society is heard and respected as an equal partner in the co-creation of locally relevant, inclusive and fundable climate solutions that deliver real benefits to people and nature. The Amplifying Voices for Climate Action programme seeks to center excluded voices in public debate and amplifying them to engage and influence a just climate transition. AMwA will implement the programme in Tunisia.

 

The Women@Work Campaign: Women’s Leadership in the Horticultural Sector

Akina Mama wa Afrika with support from Hivos is part of a consortium steering the Women’s Leadership Strategy in the Women@Work Campaign in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. The project looks to address both structural and practical needs that hinder women’s ascension to positions of leadership by raising the consciousness of women workers, managers, partners and other stakeholders on gender issues.

Women’s Land Rights in Malawi, Zambia and Swaziland 

AMwA with support from the Commonwealth Foundation commissioned a three year project to build a vibrant women’s movement advocating for women’s land rights in the new wave of land acquisition; The project sought to strengthen women’s’ leadership capacities on economic rights, specifically on women’s land rights with emphasis on feminist research, advocacy, movement building and documentation of women’s lived experiences.