Quick Guide to What and How: Unpaid Care Work – Entry Points to Recognise, Reduce and Redistribute

Quick Guide to What and How: Unpaid Care Work – Entry Points to Recognise, Reduce and Redistribute

This guide discusses the concept of unpaid care work and how it can act as a barrier to women's economic empowerment. Unpaid care work by women and girls often goes unrecognised in the calculations of a country’s economy, however it is estimated that if it were assigned a monetary value it would constitute between 10 per cent and 39 per cent of GDP. The guide suggests how this work can be recognised, reduced and redistributed and provides some practical entry points for supporting this, as well as outlining the ways Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) can contribute more directly. This is in order to free time for women and girls to engage in other activities such as formal jobs and/or social and political activities.

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