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, 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

TAGS: 2013, Employment, Special Rapporteur

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