Joint Written Statement MMM – OMAEP (October 2016)
61st Commission on the Status of Women –
Main Theme: “WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN THE CHANGING WORLD OF WORK”.
Motherhood in the changing world of work
In one or two generations, women’s labour force participation has greatly increased and their paid work now represents a significant contribution to most economies around the world.
However, women’s “other work” – that is their unpaid domestic and care work to reproduce and sustain families – still remains largely invisible and unrecognized. Globally women still do 2 1⁄2 times more unpaid family care and domestic work than men, for a total monetary value estimated between 10 and 50% of GDP, depending on the country and how this value is estimated. And when paid and unpaid work is combined, women work longer hours than men…