Report of the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights: Unpaid Care Work and Women's Human Rights

Publish Year : 2014
Publisher : United Nations
Author Name : Carmona M.S.
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Description :

This report, submitted by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights analyses the relationship between unpaid care work and poverty, inequality, and women's human rights. Additionally, the report clarifies the obligations of States, reminding them that failure to adequately support care contradicts their human rights obligations by creating and exacerbating inequalities and provides recommendations on how to recognise, value, reduce, and redistribute unpaid care work. Following an introduction outlining the scope and rationale of the report, a human rights framework for assessing women’s unpaid work is discussed, covering inequality and discrimination, and an in-depth look at the impact of unpaid care on the enjoyment of a range of rights: employment, rights at work, education, health, social security, the benefits of scientific progress, and participation. The urgency of prioritizing care in policy is then examined, before a number of recommendations are provided, focusing particularly on measures most likely to be accessible and effective for women living in poverty.

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