louise mcleod

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  • in reply to: CSW 61 – Friday 17th #17826

    louise mcleod
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    Caregiving and unpaid work… side event

    OxFam
    Carework is central to their work. Economy should be designed for women. Value of care economy is 10 trilion $. Carework is essential and should have same value as paid work. Carework is low paid and insecure, workers face exploitation. Women are not the decision makers re policy.

    Many women give up paid work to be caregivers. Gov’t budgets and economic strategies should address this. Policies which invest in the care economy, social care and child care will increase employment.

    Women spend about 6 weeks annually on unpaid work and Carework. Should figure out a way for this to work for women. Women are not earning earning income or only work part time. Women live longer than men. Need a pension system that recognizes women’s contribution. When a woman doesn’t have paid work, she isn’t contributing to a pension. At the end of the day we have a lot of poverty among elderly women.

    Recognition.. work is part of society.. food and housing security. It is a right. Is a lot of inefficiency when women in many countries have No access to water, electricity, and infrastructure for security.

    Redistribution in the household from women to men and children to adults. Government need to take responsibility as well as the household.

    Recognition needed that work is part of society.. food and housing security. It is a right. Is a lot of inefficiency. No access to water, infrastructure for security,

    Redistribution in the household from women to men and children to adults. Government need to take responsibility as well as the household.

    How address the issue of unpaid work/care from Islamic perspective. Koran states that women have the right to choice re roles in the household and a balance of them so no undue burden on any one member of the household. Men can do chores too. For example it is common to have wet nurses for a fee and contract out basic chores. The mother can be compensated for her household chores.

    Tajikistan.. study. Found that women spend more than 4 hours/day cooking. Issue became what/how to construct structure to improve methods and equipment.

    New tool: Rapid care analysis at the community level. Can be used by non experts. Set of exercises to determine how people use their time. Provides evidence and draws awareness.

    in reply to: CSW 61 – Thursday 16th #17824

    louise mcleod
    Participant

    Side Event: Launch of the Barbership Toolkit (Iceland)

    Iceland minister – Barbershop toolkit for #heforshe
    Launched at csw61 for a gender equality work. Women cannot wait another 130 years.

    The Barbershop toolkit is a means to mobilize men and boys for gender equality.

    Head of #heforshe at UN women
    Story about a starving girl in Zimbabwe that was fed by a UN worker. As Africans we must uplift each other was her response when he asked her why she was there. The young girl in the story turned out to be the speaker, who set the UN worker as a role model for her future self.

    3 inequalities.. race, gender, social

    “To uplift one member of society, you have to uplift the whole society. “

    “By changing someone’s world, we change the whole world”

    Men are largely missing from the discussion about gender equality. Barbershops are safe places for men to get together and talk. Gender equality is a win-win situation. Iceland is the ideal country to launch this toolkit.

    Making the toolkit
    .. multiplier effect when different stakeholders work together
    .. next important step is to engage men and boys
    .. 1 o of 9 m have joined the #heforshe movement.. but we need all men to engage
    .. the barbershop name comes from spaces occupied by men/boys
    .. it does not talk about excluding women, but about including men.

    The toolkit
    Includes the video of Tom stranger, a convicted rapist, talking about himself as a convicted rapist and how has learned to understand the impact of his violation against his victim. Men cannot turn a blind eye to sexual violence and can change. Rape is carried out by a small percentage of men. Also talks about accountability

    MenEngage
    Tom has become engaged in talking to other men and have those conversations about sexual violence… and with women.

    As men and boys are part of the problem, they have to be part of the solution.

    The world makes a rapist, women don’t give birth to them.

    We need to change the idea of what masculinity means

    Sports are an excellent way to teach boys about gender equality. Shoot like a girl!!

    in reply to: csw61 – Wednesday 15th #17822

    louise mcleod
    Participant

    Side Event: Iceland: Study on the Pay Gap

    [Report on the outcomes of the study to come]

    How much should governments step in the fix the gender pay gap?

    Use whatever you have, legislation, funding, the kitchen sink and throw it at the gap.
    The gender gap has existed for so long we have to start doing something about it. It’s almost negligence not to act.

    The UN is a marvel of modernism but modern things also get old. The modern progressive idea of equal pay for equal work is getting old. 1951. So if the idea of equal pay was a human, it would be retiring right now. But this old idea is too much for modern times. Do we have something robust in in hands right now?

    1975 the women of Iceland walked out. The participants at CSW61 staged a 1 minute walkout to honor the original intention while watching a video of the event.

    “Women give 90% of what they earn to their families. Men only give 40%”

    in reply to: CSW 61 Monday 13th #17811

    louise mcleod
    Participant

    If you are a woman, you are a worker… period. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    – Positive changes must include care work within the family. child care, elderly care and other needed services.
    – CSW must include the participation of the women who are more likely to be left behind especially since their work is not included in economic statistics.
    – More than half of the women in most countries (and in many cases up to 90% of women) are doing informal work. We need to offer them social protection.
    – there is an insufficient voice of women.
    – Discrimination of women must address stereotypes. Norms and practices need to change.
    – Global pay Gap is 23%. Women earn less than men and work 3 months more than men for an equivalent income.
    – In a world that has moved to technology, the gap between men and women on line is widening. Women need to be prepared for the increase in the use of technology in the workplace.
    – Young people need to be free to be activists.
    – Change in descriminatory laws would affect 3 billion women and children.

    in reply to: CSW 61 Monday 13th #17810

    louise mcleod
    Participant

    If you are a woman, you are a worker… period. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    – Positive changes must include care work within the family. child care, elderly care and other needed services.
    – CSW must include the participation of the women who are more likely to be left behind especially since their work is not included in economic statistics.
    – More than half of the women in most countries (and in many cases up to 90% of women) are doing informal work. We need to offer them social protection.
    – there is an insufficient voice of women.
    – Discrimination of women must address stereotypes. Norms and practices need to change.
    – Global pay Gap is 23%. Women earn less than men and work 3 months more than men for an equivalent income.
    – In a world that has moved to technology, the gap between men and women on line is widening. Women need to be prepared for the increase in the use of technology in the workplace.
    – Young people need to be free to be activists.
    – Change in descriminatory laws would affect 3 billion women and children.

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