Webinar: Transforming the Face of Unpaid Care Work

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Joanne Crawford from the Individual Deprivation Measure team at IWDA will talk about the importance of including time use and care work in measuring multidimensional poverty as part of a webinar on ‘Transforming the face of unpaid care work through redistribution’.

The webinar, hosted by ActionAid, will take place on Friday 23 November, 10.00 – 11.30 GMT / 21.00-22.30 AEDT. Download the flyer at the link below. To register, click the download link below and follow the instructions.

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Jo will share learning from the Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) program about measuring time use and work (paid and unpaid) as part of an individual-level gender-sensitive measure of multidimensional poverty. She will outline how the IDM helps to reveal links between time, gendered roles and responsibilities for unpaid care work, and circumstances in other IDM dimensions, including water, sanitation, energy/fuel, voice and violence, to support effective action on related priorities and measure the impact of initiatives.

She will also share a tool, the Floating Coconut, developed from participatory research with communities in Melanesia*, which supports conversations about the economic and social value of unpaid care work in communities: who does what and why, overall labour burden, and opportunities for and benefits of redistributing unpaid care work for individuals and communities.

*The University of Western Sydney, Macquarie University and IWDA, in partnership with Fiji National University, Union Aid Abroad APHEDA (Solomon Islands), Live & Learn Environmental Education (Solomon Islands) and Women’s Action for Change (Fiji) undertook research (2011-2013) to track the impacts of economic change for women and men in Melanesian communities. The research was funded by an Australian Development Research Award and informed development of a range of tools and resources to help track the impact of economic change on women and men in local economies.  The tools including the Floating Coconut poster and have since been used by a number of other organisations in a range of settings to support work linked to women’s economic empowerment.