unpaid carework

Shadrack helping his wife on household chores.
Nairobi, Kenya - Oxfam in Kenya hosted a media breakfast on 13th February 2020 to sensitize the media on unpaid care and domestic work (UCDW). UCDW is a social good and a driver of economic growth. It is estimated that it contributes USD 10 trillion to the global economy every year but it remains...
Tabitha Mwikali, 36, a domestic worker hanging clothes for her employer in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. 2016
Oxfam in Kenya through its Women’s Rights Programme commissioned a Household Care Survey (HCS) between October 2018 and March 2019. The objective of the survey was to understand how Unpaid Care and Domestic Work (UCDW) impacts men and women, boys and girls at the household level, targeting five...
Tabitha Mwikali, 36, a domestic worker hanging clothes for her employer in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. 2016
Nairobi, Kenya 5th December 2019 – Oxfam in Kenya today will launch a household care survey report on the gendered patterns of unpaid care and domestic work in five urban informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya. Oxfam in Kenya through its Women’s Rights Programme commissioned a Household Care Survey...
Rose Wasiaya, 39, at her chapatti business in Korogocho, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam
The Care work study was part of a four year broad programme funded by the European Union and spearheaded by Oxfam in partnership with SITE Enterprise Promotion, National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) and Youth Alive! Kenya (YAK!). The study targeted 10,000 women domestic workers and 20,000...
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