Unpaid Work and Care
The Sustainable Development Goals recognize the importance of unpaid care and domestic work to be provided through public services, infrastructure, and social protection policies, as well as shared responsibility within the household. There is an emerging consensus about the importance of the three interconnected dimensions of unpaid care work - Recognize, Reduce, and Redistribute - to narrow the gender gap which exist around the world.
Unpaid care work includes services provided to household members for their health, wellbeing, and maintenance, at no remuneration. It included caring for the children, elderly, and ill, and performing routine household chores, such as cooking, cleaning, fetching food, water, and firewood, among others.
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