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Unpaid Care Work and its Concientization

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:51

With an aim to create awareness and promote culture to recognize, respect, redistribute and reduce the burden of unpaid care work, regular discussion in ReFLECT circles, capacity building trainings and orientation on time diary collection and analysis, interaction with right holders and stakeholders were organized.

By addressing unpaid care work and establishing Community Child Care Centers (CCCC), women are allocating their time to take rest and in skill development training followed by income generation. They are engaged in both on-farm and off-farm initiatives and are becoming self-sustained and confident than before.

For instance, in Doti, 5 households have bought LPG cooking gas and stopped using firewood. They were able to buy them from the income of vegetable farming started by women. In Bardiya, women groups have formed cooperatives and 47 of them were provided training on account management. The training was provided to bridge the capacity gap among the cooperative members to keep the proper record of savings, calculating interest, profit/loss etc.

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On UCW, the attitude and mindset of family and community and even of the local authority is gradually changing. With this realization, now men have started to support women in household work and the local stakeholders are investing for the