Visions of a feminist future

What would a truly feminist world look like? Srushti Mahamuni explores the visions shared by representatives of feminist organizations and Oxfam staff at a recent learning event. Imagine its 2050 and you wake up one bright and sunny morning – the world as you know it has changed, for the better. It’s an inclusive, diverse and respectful world – it …

Care work matters – public services and infrastructure can make a difference

Thalia Kidder and Claudia Canepa explain why unpaid care work matters in tackling poverty and gender inequality, and discuss what can be done to recognise, reduce and redistribute the work load. Sustainable Development Goal 5.4 mandates that governments ‘recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion …

Why men matter in closing the caregiving divide

Jane Kato-Wallace, Senior Program Officer at Promundo-US, highlights the implications for organisations addressing the caregiving divide. The unpaid care work divide represents an enduring aspect of gender inequality. But what do we mean by “unpaid care work”? According to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, it consists of: “Domestic work and direct care of persons carried …

#WEEForumchat – Unpaid Care Work

Oxfam and the Women’s Economic Empowerment in Agriculture Knowledge Hub, recently held a Twitter chat on unpaid care and women’s economic empowerment for the WEE Global Learning Forum. As part of a day long Twitter event hosted by the SEEP Network and Banyan Global, this was part of wider debates around WEE. Below is a summary of the discussions which took …