WE-CARE Initiatives in Uganda: 2014-2016

Paper publication date: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Unequal and heavy unpaid care work has implications for women’s health, well-being, mobility, time for learning new skills and employment opportunities and it perpetuates their unequal status in society. Addressing care work is a critical precondition for women’s political, economic and social empowerment.

WE-Care is an initiative by Oxfam to build evidence on unpaid care work, change perceptions on care work and gender roles, introduce new energy and time saving technologies, influence policy and practice to address care as part of women economic empowerment strategies.