Past Event

CSW60 Sustainable Women’s Economic Empowerment: Looking beyond labour force participation

22 March 2016 14:30–16:00

UN Church Center,
10th Floor,
777 UN Plaza (at the corner of 44th Street & 1st Ave),
NY 10017,
New York,

Women’s increasing entry into the labour market has not been matched by a change in the gendered division of unpaid care work. The UNDP Human Development Report 2015 estimates women do three out of every four hours of unpaid work.

To turn this ‘double burden’ of work for women into a ‘double boon’ we need to achieve a fair and equitable balance between unpaid care work and paid work. The inclusion of unpaid care as a target within Global Goal 5 on Gender Equality offers an opportunity to push for real progress in this area. But if we are going to achieve a sustained improvement in women’s economic empowerment, we need to respond to some big questions.

Drawing on research knowledge from the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) programme, speakers at this event will address these questions and challenge understandings of women’s economic empowerment that neglect the issue of care.

Follow the debate live on Twitter #CSW60GrOW, #unpaid care or on our website: interactions.eldis.org

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Carol Smithyes

Senior Communications and Marketing Officer


+44 (0)1273 915638


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