Recognising, valuing and redistributing unpaid care work in CBM’s programs.
Gender inequality in the division of unpaid care work is pervasive across the globe and is present in every society. While social norms around paid work are shifting, women are still spending one to three hours more each day on housework, and two to ten times as much time on caring for a child, older person or person with a disability1. Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals includes a target to recognise and value unpaid care work; this highlights growing recognition of its relevance to the international development agenda. This report highlights issues around gender, disability and unpaid care work that CBM need to be alert to, and showcases some good examples from our programs.