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The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona submitted a report on women care workers whose contribution usually goes unrecognised, and almost always unremunerated. The report notes that unequal responsibilities in care work (including domestic work) stand as a barrier to gender equality, especially amongst women who live in poverty, and recommends that states take active measures to transform care work into a social and collective responsibility and increase women’s access to public services, care services and time-saving technology.

The report can be accessed here

UN SR on extreme poverty and human rights submits report on unpaid care work

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona submitted a report on women care workers whose contribution usually goes unrecognised, and almost always unremunerated. The report notes that unequal responsibilities in care work (including domestic work) stand as a barrier to gender equality, especially amongst women who live in poverty, […]

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Calls for accountability for security and safety in garment industry in the midst of building collapses in Bangladesh

The Dhaka High Court has directed the Bangladesh Bank to impose restrictions on withdrawal or transfer of money by the owners of Rana Plaza and the owners of the five factories situated in the Plaza, the building that collapsed in Dhaka killing hundreds of people. The Court, taking suo moto action has also issued a […]

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Retrenchment and Indirect Discrimination

Women’s rights advocates often appear to enjoy seizing a clear case of direct discrimination against women – one so obviously unfair that it is a pleasure to sink their teeth into it and fight for justice that has been so clearly denied. However, beyond these important cases, there is another looming challenge for the women’s […]

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