Care Work

FROM THE HEADLINES

Parents and Child Care Providers Are Falling Apart. It Could Get Much Worse June 1, 2020 (by Jen Rose Smith – CNN)
In 2020, the UN Global Day of Parents arrives as many parents and child care providers are increasingly overstretched. Long before the pandemic, many child care providers already operated with thin margins and little buffer against a financial crisis.

‘I Had to Choose Being a Mother’: With No Child Care or Summer Camps, Women Are Being Edged Out of the Workforce May 22, 2020 (by Caroline Kitchener – The Lily)
When parents can’t do it all, women’s paid labor is often the first to go.

Forget Pancakes. Pay Mothers. May 8, 2020 (by Kim Brooks – The New York Times)
One lesson from the pandemic: Child care is work. And it should be compensated.

Sheryl Sandberg: The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Creating a ‘Double Double Shift’ for Women. Employers Must Help May 7, 2020 (by Sheryl Sandberg and Rachel Thomas – Fortune)
Sheryl Sandberg and LeanIn.org president Rachel Thomas argue that companies must do more to support women.

This Woman’s Work  April 29, 2020 (by  – Elle)
Seven female frontline workers from all over the country reveal how their jobs have been challenged—and their lives forever changed—during the pandemic.

Coronavirus Could Hurt Women the Most. Here’s How to Prevent a Patriarchal Pandemic. April 20, 2020 (by Soraya Chemaly – NBC News)
Because women do the bulk of unpaid domestic and care work, they are also particularly hard hit by public health crises and pandemics. And this one is no different.

Domestic Workers Take Care of Us. Now, It’s Time For Us to Take Care of Them. April 14, 2020 (by Ai-Jen Poo – TIME)
Ai-jen Poo on why we need to fight for the working people of America.

Alone Together? Valuing Feminized Work  April 6, 2020 (The Representation Project)
In the world’s time of need, more and more people have taken to the “feminized” practice of supporting one another. 

Women Shoulder Most of the Extra Work Because of COVID-19 April 4, 2020 (by Rachel Thomas – Thomson Reuters Foundation News)
In the spirit of solidarity this pandemic demands of us, we need to find ways to give women a break.

Do You Value Women’s Work Yet? March 31, 2020 (by – Huffington Post)
This Equal Pay Day, let’s reexamine how we think about labor. 

Home Work? Everyone Is Home Right Now, But Who’s Doing All the “Home” Work? March 26, 2020 (by Eve Rodsky – Harper’s BAZAAR)
COVID-19 shines a light on gender imbalance in housework and childcare.

COVID-19 Demands that We Pay Attention to Who Does the Care Work—and How We Support Them March 18, 2020 (Promundo)
We must pay attention to the brave care workers around the world—mostly women—and the need for men to embrace a culture of care.

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COVID Gendered provides news stories, research reports, action items, events, and other forms of content that look at the global crisis through a gendered lens, amplifying efforts to create change.

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