On 19 July, in an exclusive webinar to the Global Alliance for Care and friends, Publish What You Fund presented its findings from research developed in partnership with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) that tracks international funding aimed at reducing women and girls’ unpaid care work.
Women and girls bear the brunt of unpaid care work which undermines and limits their rights, opportunities and choices in life and leads to gender gaps in paid work. This has a knock-on effect on women’s quality of life and risk of facing poverty. Despite this, care work is under-funded and mostly invisible across public policy.
Using the framing of the Care Policy Scorecard Framework, Publish What You Fund’s findings highlight which policy areas are receiving international funding support, who is funding unpaid care and where gaps exist in Kenya, Nigeria, and Bangladesh.
The webinar was hosted in collaboration with Alliance co-founders INMUJERES and UN Women, with simultaneous English-Spanish interpretation by Lilia Rubio Zamora.
- Sally Paxton, Publish What You Fund
- Alex Farley-Kiwanuka, Publish What You Fund
- Emilienne de Leon, expert consultant for the Global Alliance for Care
- Alejandra D. Hyver, UN Women.
Our detailed findings on international funding to unpaid care are contained within the women’s economic empowerment reports, released on 18 July as part of our new report series. You can read the full reports or summaries for Bangladesh, Kenya and Nigeria here: ‘Tracking International Funding to Women’s Economic Empowerment’.