We would like to draw your attention to this message on International Women’s Day from the Foundation for European Progressive Studies.
This International Women’s Day, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) puts the focus on care.
It took us a global pandemic to realise that we depend on care. Despite all the clapping from the balconies, care workers continue to work in precarious and vulnerable conditions. In the EU, carers earn on average 65% of the national average employee income.
Women, who represent 70% of the care workforce, continue to suffer from a severe lack of recognition for both their paid and unpaid care work. Most care work performed by women is not even paid at all. The essential everyday tasks at our homes remain invisible and unacknowledged.
Our economies, our lives, cannot go on forgetting that paid and unpaid caregivers are the ones that cover our most basic needs. We need to move away from a profit-driven model of growth to a care-driven model, wiith impactful policy changes, with a cultural and political shift.
It’s time for a care revolution! It’s time to #Care4Care!
The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), together with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), endeavour to monitor the EU gender equality policy agenda through a progressive lens focusing particularly on its care dimensions.
This message is sponsored by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, and reposted with permission Social Europe https://www.feps-europe.eu