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Before COVID-19, heavy and unequal care responsibilities were already trapping women in time and income poverty and locking them out of public and political life, with women providing 12.5 billion hours of unpaid care work per day—three times more than men. Now, it’s even more. WE-Care has...
As part of celebrating African Women’s Day, Oxfam in Uganda, Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET), the WE-Care Pan-African programme and the Enough campaign team collaborated on a social media campaign to celebrate the diversity of African women. We also warned that hunger linked to COVID-19 could kill...
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...
58-year-old Lambert is living to prove that stereotypes and negative cultural norms can be dismantled even while living in a very patriarchal rural society. He now comfortably shares household chores with his wife,their 3 daughters and 3 sons. As a family, they all freely discuss finances,...
For the first time ever, I have spent 90% of my time doing household work. I must say that home daily chores take up a lot of time! Since the lockdown, I have been at home supporting my wife with Care work. My name is Morrish Towongo,30 years oldand a refugee from the Central Equatorial region of...
The Women’s Economic Empowerment and Care (WE-Care) programme has been working since 2013 to reignite progress on gender equality by addressing heavy and unequal unpaid care and domestic work (UCDW). The most recent issue of WE-Care Stories looks back over 2019 and plans exciting activities for the...
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...
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