Building caring economies as a pathway to economic and gender justice

Caring economies - Enhancing opportunities for women's enterprises

Care work is the backbone of our society, yet caring systems around the world are broken and leaving women and girls disproportionately impacted. This joint report by CARE International and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women demonstrates how and why governments and decisionmakers should invest in building caring economies in line with the 5Rs of care to achieve gender and economic justice globally, and presents four original case studies of women entrepreneurs from the UK, Kenya and Vietnam as practical examples of positive outcomes of such investments. It concludes with a list of six recommendations on how decisionmakers – including governments, donors, multilateral agencies and the private sector – should build caring economies.

Image: Nguyen Thi Tham, a participant in SNV’s “Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises” project, and her husband sharing chores. © D&D Training and Media