Unpaid Care Work in Indonesia: Why Should We Care?

Speaker: 
Valentina Utari
Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 
10:00 - 12:00 (GMT+7)
Venue: 
SMERU Annex (Graha Bintang, 6th Floor) Jl. Cikini Raya No. 55 Jakarta
Contact Name: 
Ratri Indah Septiana
Contact Email: 
rseptiana@smeru.or.id

 

Abstrak:

Unpaid care work which are commonly performed by women have yet been recognized as part of production activities. Meanwhile, caring activities often limit women from having equal working opportunities with men, or creating multiple burdens for women that potentially reduce quality of care. Although unpaid care work has been included into SDGs goal 5 on gender equality, it has not been well addressed in Indonesia’s development policy due to limited data and studies on this issue. This study seeks to understand the situation of unpaid care work in Indonesia for developing better care related policies.