Care work, paid and unpaid, is a reality for most women all over the world, and care is a field characterized by enormous asymmetries between women and men. In the context of the global financial and economic crisis (in particular) and other global challenges (such as growing poverty, food crises, climate change, HIV/AIDS pandemic), care crises are becoming more and more evident. The approaches proposed by the political, economical, and humanitarian mainstream to face these crises are challenges for feminists.
The WIDE Annual Conference 2009 will provide space to learn and discuss paid and unpaid care work and the current debate in more detail. The conference will highlight the dynamics of care from different perspectives: north, east and south. We will try to link care economy to other spheres of the economy, particularly to the global financial crisis, as well as to ongoing debates on development and welfare, in which gender equality and social justice are at stake.
Conference is open for all interested and committed individuals.