Organisations promoting women’s rights are particularly aware of the need to tackle and change the underlying causes of a problem, whether this is women’s exclusion from politics, the gender division of labour which ties women to the home, or the social norms which make women believe they are responsible for being raped.
Advocacy can grow from small beginnings. Project work enables women to join together as they try to change things in their own lives. They, in turn, educate and support others to do the same; from a few actions come many more. As this momentum grows, women’s voices get heard more widely and bigger changes can result – within communities and throughout society.
Despite the injustices they face, women around the world are standing up to claim their rights and to fight inequality. Alongside these brave steps, organisations should join with others to push for change nationally and internationally. In this way, we help transform the big picture for women, as well as improve their daily lives.
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