Equal Care Day
Equal Care Day is a new community initiative which calls on institutions worldwide to mark an international Equal Care Day. Like the gender pay gap, there is a gender care gap – an unfair distribution of caring responsibilities among genders. 80% of care work is done by women and 20% by men. The Equal Care Day initiative initiative demands fair pay for professional care work and fair distribution of private care work, as well as the dismantling of structural discrimination. Starting with organisations that are active in care work, family work, and gender equality, the initiative offers everyone the chance to become engaged and discuss solutions collectively.
This year, four German cities are teaming up to organise a virtual equal care landscape. Participants will be able to move around the virtual space with an avatar and visit stands, participate in workshops, join campfire discussions, network with each other, enjoy side events, and leave their own mark. Organising teams in the cities of Bonn, Bremen, Düsseldorf, and Hannover will each broadcast events and workshops, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.