unpaid care work

As the number of COVID-19 cases increased dramatically at the height of the pandemic, so did the demand for invisible and unpaid labor when most people were forced to stay home during periods of lockdown and community quarantine. Consequently, women and girls bore most of the burden.
Spouses Romulo and Pastora Samson share care responsibilities at a local river and public laundry site in Barangay Santo Nino, Quinapondan, Eastern Samar. Access to clean water is a challenge for their community of farmers and fisherfolk because they need to take several trips to the river to bathe, collect water for the household, or wash their clothes. Now, with their local government recently enacting an ordinance on unpaid care work, their barangay must provide them with easier access to a safer water s
In the Philippines, a country extremely vulnerable to natural hazards and climate-related disasters, which exacerbate poverty and preexisting social vulnerabilities, women and girls do up to five to six times as much unpaid care and domestic work as men.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to our way of lives. For one, work-from-home arrangements have turned our homes into our workspaces, creating a dilemma about when work exactly begins and ends each day.
As part of its advocacy to promote gender equality in the home setting, international humanitarian and development organization Oxfam partnered with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to train inmates on the value of care work and why they should share this responsibility. The trainees will include...
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