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Join our Google Hangout on reducing the unequal burden of unpaid care work on women and girls


Date: 06 May 2014

UN Women is hosting a Google Hangout on 7 May 2014 from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. EST.

Google Hangout English

Unpaid care work, which includes domestic tasks, caring for people at home and in the community as well as the collection of fuel and water, is generally not recognized as ‘real work’ and is often undervalued by society.

It is estimated that unpaid care work would constitute for 10 to 50 per cent of GDP if it were assigned a monetary value. Women and girls spend majority of their time on such work, which often restricts their access to education and employment.

Join UN Women for a Google Hangout to discuss how we can recognize, redistribute and reduce the unequal burden of unpaid care work on women and girls. The Google Hangout will take place this Wednesday 7 May, from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. EST.

The event will feature UN Women Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, John Hendra and UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona. It will be moderated by the Women’s Economic Rights Coordinator for Action Aid UK, Rachel Moussie.

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