Women do unpaid work five times more than men
A study, by ActionAid Bangladesh, shows that women spend five times more time on unpaid household chores than men and that this work remains unrecognised both at family and national levels. The 'Time Use of Adult Women and Men in Rural North: Pattern and Trend' study surveyed people in the rural north of the country.
Involve fathers in childcare
This opinion article by Laila Khondkar, Director of Child Protection, Save the Children Bangladesh, looks at the State of the World's Fathers report and highlights the importance of engaging men in caregiving. She argues that more needs to be done in terms of public policies and discourses.
National workshop in Bangladesh on unpaid care work
ActionAid Bangladesh and the Center for Gender and Social Transformation (CGST) of BRAC University held a national workshop on unpaid care work on 17 September 2014 in Dhaka. At the meeting, research findings on a report: “The Pattern of Time Use of Adult Women and Men in Rural North Bangladesh” was disseminated. This was part of research jointly conducted by these organisations, on “Strengthening Women’s Collectives in Bangladesh, India and Nepal”. The objective of the research was to assess the amount of labour that goes into unpaid care work and to demonstrate the unequal burden of care work.