Women in paid work from low income families are engaged in poorly paid, precarious employment, even as they are overburdened with unpaid care work responsibilities.
This project seeks to examine the links between women's economic empowerment, women's paid work, and their unpaid care responsibilities.
Addressing unpaid care for economic empowerment of women and girls : a broad based consultation on the care economy for the UN High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment
With more women engaged in the labour force, and men not participating in care work, adolescents and elder women are often required to carry out the majority of care work tasks, which impedes their time and infringes their human rights, restrictinPublished dateThursday, June 2, 2016 - 04:00
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