unpaid care and domestic work

Care is Essential Infrastructure: The Case of the Philippines

May 29, 2023

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the dependence of our societies on systems of care and caregiving to survive and thrive. This support system, however, has been mostly unpaid if not totally unrecognized for far too long. Its resulting negative effects have disproportionately affected women and girls around the world, especially in the Global South.

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. […]

Kampihan sa Tahanan: Care Sessions on Unpaid Care and Domestic Work

October 1, 2021

What is unpaid care and domestic work (UCDW)?  UCDW may refer to three things: 1) direct and indirect care of persons, 2) household chores, and 3) community volunteer work.3 The 2017 Oxfam National Household Care Survey found out that Filipino women were spending 12 hours daily on care work while men were only spending five […]

CARE WORK MATTERS: A Participatory Approach to Advocating for the Recognition and Redistribution of Unpaid Care and Domestic Work in Local Legislation

June 30, 2021

In the Philippines, a country extremely vulnerable to natural hazards and climate-related disasters, which exacerbate poverty and preexisting social vulnerabilities, women and girls do up to five to six times as much unpaid care and domestic work as men. There is growing recognition that the billions of hours of the most essential work, including heavy […]