Change in social norms around men’s unpaid care work

Lucia Rost Gender, Women's Economic Empowerment

Social norms which restrict men’s participation in unpaid care work need to change in order to achieve gender equality. But, how do these norms change? Lucia Rost shares insight from research in northern Uganda. Domestic work and caring for people is crucial to society and the economy. Across the world, women undertake more than three-quarters of unpaid care. This perpetuates …

A note on the ethics of changing norms

Elise Klein Gender, Her Series, Women's Economic Empowerment Leave a Comment

In this addition to our Her Series Dr. Elise Klein, a Lecturer of Development Studies at Melbourne University, shares with us with her views on how we should be tackling gendered norms as part of women’s economic empowerment. This blog post draws on a background paper being prepared by Dr. Klein for the UN High Level Panel for Women’ s Economic Empowerment.  hanging …