Latin American Regional Policy Dialogue on Women’s Economic Empowerment
27-28 November 2018 Montevideo, Uruguay
This regional policy dialogue meeting focuses on the recognition, redistribution and reduction of unpaid care and domestic work and is organised in partnership with UN Women and Goverment of Uruguay.
The objectives of the meeting are:
Place care at the core of the social, economic and political agendas, at the national and regional levels – as a central and transversal axis in public and private policies across the region to create awareness, consensus and alliances around its relevance.
Share, exchange and learn from local, national and regional experiences on how to address unpaid care and domestic work and promote women´s economic empowerment and social welfare.
Present and discuss new research and findings around initiatives to recognise, redistribute and reduce unpaid care and domestic work, and pave the way towards effective implementation.
Strengthen alliances and synergies within the community of practitioners working to achieve SDG 5.4 and promote women’s economic empowerment.
Tuesday 27 Nov
Impacts of care for the development agenda in the regional and global level. Implications for the economy, social welfare and full citizenship of women.
Recognize, Redistribute and Reduce the Care Work. Inspiring Practices In Latin America and the Caribbean (Presentation of the Mapping study)
Centrality of care in the regional agenda. Importance of women’s national machineries to promote a gender and feminist economic perspective in this agenda
Care policies in a context of change: achievements, transformations and challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Care at the core of Public Policy. Findings and lessons from Uruguay´s experience.
Working thematic sessions:
Recognice - Valuing and making unpaid care work visible
Redistribute - A more equal and fair distribution of unpaid care and domestic work
Wednesday 28 Nov
Working thematic sessions
Reduce - Extending public coverage of basic care needs to shift the burden away from households
Public policy governance: challenges for implementation and recommendations for articulating care systems across the Region that address unpaid care and domestic work
Closing remarks to the policy dialogue
Preparatory Session of the regional intergovernmental consultation for CSW63