UN New York / HLPF - Register now to join us virtually at this year’s High Level Political Forum side-event.
Changing narratives about unpaid care work and the economy
July 14 – 7:30-9:00 am New York / 1:30-3:00 pm Paris
Part 1 – Changing the narrative on unpaid family care work in families and workplaces
Part 2 – Changing the narrative on the economy, to empower mothers and children
There will be simultaneous interpretation in French.
The pandemic has shown the critical importance of Care. It also exposed the challenges that women, particularly mothers, face in juggling paid work and unpaid Care responsibilities.
Feminist economists have long denounced the inequitable distribution of unpaid care work as a root cause of gender inequalities. At the heart of the problem is our current economic system, which considers unpaid care work – and nature – as endless and free commodities.
The Covid-19 crisis provides a unique opportunity to repurpose our economy, so that it serves the wellbeing of people and our planet.
Bringing about such systemic change begins by changing narratives and perspectives on both unpaid care work and the economy.
The 2021 UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF – 6-15 July), will review progress of member states’ implementation of the 2030 development agenda, with a particular focus on SDG 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16 and 17. Our event relates to this year’s HLPF main theme: ‘Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development‘.
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