unpaid care work

New research by Oxfam and partners reveals that while COVID-19 and the related containment efforts have caused increases in women’s – and men’s – unpaid care workloads, women are still doing the bulk of this work. Women living in poverty, single mothers and essential workers as well as those...
The current global coronavirus pandemic has put insurmountable pressure on the world economies but invisibly, it has also increased the care workload of women. For women like Stella, the extra burden brought by the coronavirus lockdown is far from what she ever imagined.
At the top of the global economy is a small elite who are unimaginably rich. Their wealth grows exponentially over time, with little effort, and regardless of whether they add value to society. Meanwhile, at the bottom of the economy are women and girls, especially those living in poverty and from...
Oxfam commissioned a gender analysis of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) of the 1,443 km East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) that will transfer crude oil from Kabaale Hoima in Uganda (the Lake Albert basin) to a Marine Storage Facility and Load Out Facility located on the...
28/08/2018. Kampala, Uganda –Oxfam and partner Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) has today launched a report showing the ways in which the unpaid care and domestic workload on women keeps them poor and perpetuates inequality over generations. According to the report, women spend 8hours daily on...
This position paper summarises the key findings and arguments and makes recommendations on ways in which policy makers and influencers can contribute to the recognition, reduction and redistribution of unpaid domestic and carework for a better economy for all Ugandans.
This report examines the distribution of unpaid care and domestic work in households in the Ugandan districts of Kaabong, Kabale and Kampala. It seeks to understand the connection between social norms and the gendered division of work, including how much time women, men, boys and girls spend on...
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