Where is the Money for Care?
Women and girls bear the brunt of unpaid care work which undermines and limits their rights, opportunities and choices in life and leads to gender gaps in paid work. This has a knock-on effect on women’s quality of life and risk of facing poverty. Despite this, care work is under-funded and mostly invisible across public policy.
Publish What You Fund will share forthcoming research developed in partnership with the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) that tracks international funding aimed at reducing women’s unpaid care work. Using the framing of the Care Policy Scorecard Framework, findings will highlight which policy areas are receiving international funding support, who is funding care and where gaps exist in Kenya, Nigeria and Bangladesh.
A panel including Wangari Kinoti (ActionAid International), Crystal Simeoni (Nawi Afrifem Macroeconomic Collective), will discuss feminist macroeconomic approaches and policies needed to put care at the centre of economies and lead to the just redistribution of care. We will unpack what more must be done to ensure that policies, budgeting and international support recognise, reduce and redistribute women’s unpaid care work.
Blandina Bobson, Oxfam Kenya
Wangari Kinoti, ActionAid International
Crystal Simeoni, Nawi – Afrifem Macroeconomic Collective
Alex Farley-Kiwanuka, Publish What You Fund