In no country in the world are men doing as much childcare or domestic work as women are. Globally, women are spending more than twice as much time as men on unpaid care work. These unequal care responsibilities are a barrier to gender equality, to economic opportunities and development, and to the full realization of women's rights. Yet men's involvement in caregiving has too often been missing from the international development agenda, public policies aimed at gender equality, and other efforts to promote women's empowerment.
MenCare is pleased to host a webinar featuring Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, and Nikki van der Gaag, independent gender consultant, author, and Promundo Senior Fellow. The speakers will discuss key global issues in unpaid care and strategies to increase men's caregiving. Their presentation will include an overview of MenCare's Parental Leave Platform and an advance preview of its Unpaid Care Platform. MenCare partners around the world will also share how these advocacy platforms can be taken on at the national level.