High-level event on ‘Economic justice and rights: 25 years after Beijing’

This discussion focuses on the paid and unpaid care and domestic work that women disproportionately do and sheds light on the linkages with the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the importance of care in the sustainability of life in spite of the sector’s low visibility, suggesting comprehensive solutions.
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Event type: Lectures, seminars, panel discussions

Start date: 28 September 2020 | Start time: 10:00 UTC-04:00
End date: 28 September 2020 | End time: 12:00 UTC-04:00

Location: Online, Webex

Event description

Women and girls are being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the economic sector, women are often in lower-paid jobs, more often in the informal sector and have less access to social protection systems. Women constitute a majority of workers in the health and social sectors. Women carry out three times the amount of unpaid care work and school and care facilities closure, among other consequences of COVID-19, has increased this unbalanced distribution.

This discussion focuses on the paid and unpaid care and domestic work that women disproportionately do and sheds light on the linkages with the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the importance of care in the sustainability of life in spite of the sector’s low visibility, suggesting comprehensive solutions.

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More information:
  • Contact person: Yolanda Díz yolanda.diaz[at]maec.es