Care Work in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing Gender Norms in the Philippine BPO Industry

August 28, 2022

Baseline Report   As the number of COVID-19 cases increased dramatically at the height of the pandemic, so did the demand for invisible and unpaid labor when most people were forced to stay home during periods of lockdown and community quarantine. Consequently, women and girls bore most of the burden. Yet, while this was the […]

The 2021 National Household Care Survey

June 18, 2022

The COVID-19 global pandemic significantly added to the load of unpaid care work. As more were forced to stay home, the need for home care and chores multiplied globally. It has been found that women in the household shouldered the burden of disproportionate care work. Care work, in definition, is an occupation that gives opportunities to women to foster their competencies. […]

Social Networks for Mutual Aid: Civil Society Responses to Covid-19

May 5, 2022

This monograph presents the Final Report of our team’s research project titled “Social Networks for Service Delivery and Humanitarian Response in Times of COVID-19.” It shares the narratives and insights about emergent agency in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which we gathered from various conversations with research partners in the course of six months. […]

Excluded and Indebted: Citizen’s Monitoring of the AIIB COVID-19 Loan

April 25, 2022

The global pandemic triggered by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has caused upheavals in people’s health and lives and economy of many countries. The pandemic also radically challenged state capacity to effectively and quickly protect the population and businesses from its adverse social and economic repercussions. In the Philippines, following a confirmed case of local […]

Safety in Solidarity: How Understanding the Gendered Needs of Communities Means Safety for All

February 8, 2021

In this briefing note, Nastasia L. Tysmans highlights four key insights from the report which ought to urge us even more to integrate practices of solidarity into ongoing efforts to respond to COVID-19. It’s not too late to implement a gender-sensitive and effective decision-making strategy to mitigate the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups […]

Voices from the Compounded Crisis: Oxfam COVID-19 Rapid Gender Assessment Regional Highlights in the Philippines

December 4, 2020

Global and national strategic plans for COVID-19 preparedness and response must be grounded in strong gender analysis and inclusive representations in decision making and implementation measures to create effective, equitable policies and strong COVID-19 key interventions. While this concept is no longer new, there is also no evidence suggesting the gender responsiveness of the Philippines National […]