Caring | How much do you care 2030?
While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals, women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Care activities are not usually taken into account for macroeconomic statistics, though they are critical to the reproduction of the economy. Women´s care work is taken for granted by governments and remains unrecognized and undervalued. As a consequence, public policies very frequently ignore the role of carers to improve the social and economic conditions of society at large and also rarely intend to improve their working conditions.
The configuration of a fair care model is important because traditional care models have reinforced gender inequalities. Care has been usually seen as a potential job for women, which undermines their rights and limits their opportunities and choices. In addition, precariousness is stimulated by the imposed gender role of caregivers. Their low recognition (social and monetary) and the scarcity of public policies is a heavy burden to their empowerment.
But what will caring look like in 2030? Do men step in and will women let them? Do men and women care the same way? What is our responsibility in caring for eachother?
The Impact Hub brings you a series of events around three themes Freedom, Power and Caring to shed light into the future and the role of women in that future.