This paper seeks to examine how childcare impacts upon women’s economic engagement in India, Nepal, Tanzania, and Rwanda. In delineating the linkages between childcare, paid work, and other tasks that women carry out within and outside the house, this paper privileges women’s own perceptions of childcare as ‘work’, and the extent to which they see this as a tension between women’s caregiving role and their income-generating role. Our findings corroborate that women experience significant trade-offs as they engage in both market activities and childcare tasks.
This paper summarises the findings of mixed-methods research that was carried out in Rwanda as part of the ‘Balancing Unpaid Care Work and Paid Work: Successes, Challenges and Lessons for Women’s Economic Empowerment Programmes and Policies’ research project (2015–17). It reflects the voices and experiences of women and their household members participating in women’s economic empowerment (WEE) programmes across four sites in the rural districts of Musanze and Huye.
This paper seeks to lay bare the contours and consequences of the relationship between paid work and unpaid care work for women in low-income households, in order to better understand the relationship between women’s participation in paid work and ‘economic empowerment’.
This paper summarises the findings of mixed-methods research that was carried out in Tanzania. It reflects the voices and experiences of women and their household members participating in women's economic empowerment (WEE) programmes across four sites in the rural districts of Korogwe and Lushoto in Tanga region. Participants in two WEE programmes are represented, namely the state-run Women Development Fund (WDF) and Oxfam’s Food Security for Tanzanian Farmers programme.
This case study will be conducted through a partnership between the Institute of Development Studies, the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation (SLF) and Sonke Gender Justice to explore how collective action contributes to addressing the discriminatory social norms that perpetuate sexual and gender-based violence, and the role of men and boys in enabling transformative change.
This annotated bibliography reflects a literature search undertaken to support the work of a collaborative research project looking at women’s and girls’ health in rapidly urbanising areas in developing countries. It looks at the literature which examines the global debates around urbanisation and health generally, and more specifically at the issues of urban living and its impact on the health of women and girls living in low-income urban settlements in Kenya and South Africa.
This report provides a summary of the online discussion on gender and health in urban areas, which took place from the 29 - 31 January, 2013. The online discussion examined the following questions:
Report on the scoping workshop held in Cairo, November 2012