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, there are a number of online events taking place on and around 1 March. Some highlights include Bonn’s Equal Care Day conference and their event on family and home office. A full list of events is available here.