“Pregnant women should prepare food, clothes and daily necessities for their husbands and family before going to the hospital to give birth.”
The government of Seoul City has published a manual for women that contained sexist tips and gender stereotypes.
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9/ Join our call for:
@DWP to make furlough for working mums a right during lockdown, not an ignored request
Employers not to wait: empower managers to say yes, not no
Companies & boards to make male #flexibleworking role models a cultural norm, lifting burden on working mums
8/ What’s more, we know “16.4 billion hours are spent on women's unpaid care work every day, the equivalent of 2 billion people working 8 hrs per day w/o pay. The actual value of this work counts to 9% of global GDP, equivalent to USD 11trillion” ~ @UN_Women Whose Time To Care?
6/ @mother_pukka puts it best: “This unpaid labour is mainly strapped to female shoulders because - for all the International Women’s Days Sellotaped together - that’s the current working world we live in. The system needs to step up for parents before we step back to the 1950s”
4/ Awareness is shockingly low: 2/5 of mums simply aren't aware they can ask to be furloughed (source: @The_TUC survey amongst 50,000 working parents), so let’s shout the house down now to change that. This issue hits women in low income roles and single parents hardest.
3/ Lest we forget, flexible furlough is available for caring roles and can be granted on a part-time basis, so parents can choose to share caring responsibilities, if supported by their employers. Employers MUST step up: 78% of working mums not offered furlough during pandemic.
Today, some will march. All will mobilise.
✨Be counted in @theglobalcount, and together we will set the foundation to build collective power with women and gender-diverse people globally:
Narration by @MunroeBergdorf, Model, Activist & Writer #WeCount
Fancy joining the WOW team? Apply now to be Project Manager of our new project with @BBCCiN exploring activism & gender equality with girls aged 8-16 (runs from mid-Feb to Oct). More info on how to apply here #artsjobs #culturejobs Please spread the word!
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