GADN Unpaid Care Briefing
A target on unpaid care work has now been included in the final outcome document of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, reflecting growing awareness of its centrality to women’s rights, poverty and development. GADN sees this as a crucial step in the pursuit of gender equality and inclusive, sustainable development. Our new report provides evidence of the many benefits of tackling women’s disproportionate burden of unpaid care work, and suggests practical proposals for implementation and indicators for measuring progress.
On the 22nd July the UK Government hosted the Girl Summit which aimed to tackle Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM). In the run up to and following the Summit, GADN members have written various statements to welcome this landmark event, and to suggest ways to ensure the commitments made are effective. A selection is below:
‘Where were the grassroots voices at the Girl Summit?’ – Guardian blog by Naana Otoo-Oyortey, Executive Director, FORWARD
‘Girl Summit 2014 – Ending early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation’ blog by Helen Horn CEO, Womankind Worldwide
- ‘Girls Not Brides UK Recommendation Paper’
- GADN Briefing on the Girl Summit