Women's economic empowerment

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Balancing paid work and unpaid care work

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New in Spanish translation: Policy briefing on redistributing unpaid care work – Why tax matters for women’s rights

Redistribución del trabajo de cuidado no remunerado: por qué los impuestos importan para los derechos de las mujeres. Donald, K. y Moussié, R. [2016] A Spanish translation of the policy briefing 'Redistributing unpaid care work: Why tax matters for women’s rights' is now available to download.

Why we care about care?

Deepta Chopra is one of a number of experts delivering lectures as part of the UN Women Training Centre’s online course aimed at enhancing understandings of the critical place care work occupies in human development. The eight week course begins in early May and is open to the public. Deepta’s session on May 10, 2016 will address the social organisation of care in the Global South.

Women's Economic Empowerment and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

What is women’s economic empowerment?

The term women’s economic empowerment is generally used to describe an increase in women’s economic opportunities and participation in economic activity (usually through paid work), and improvements in women’s agency and control over economic resources and decision making. A complete picture of women’s economic empowerment needs to consider not just the market economy, where women participate in the labour market, but also the care economy, which sustains and nurtures the market economy.

Interactions at CSW 2016

The Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. IDS is co-organising two parallel events: one on sustainable women’s economic empowerment, drawing on research from the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women programme, and the other on intersectional inequality and power. Interactions will be there to cover both of them.

UN Women policy brief series

The UN Women have released a series of policy briefs which synthesize research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on key policy areas around gender equality and women’s rights. Topics covered include:  'Gender equality, child development and job creation,' 'Protecting women’s income security in old age: Toward gender-responsive pension systems' and 'Why macroeconomic policy matters for gender equality.'


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