This year marks the 12th World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) on 7 October. Millions of people have taken part in WDDW events since 2008. The 2019 WDDW is
“Investing in care for gender equality”
Work in the care sector remains significantly undervalued and characterised by poor pay and working conditions. A majority of workers in the care sector are women.
Greater investment in care is vital and urgent for every country, whether to ensure dignity and health for ageing populations, or the best start in life for children in countries where the young dominate population statistics.
Low investment in care, with the expectation that women must bear the cost of care unpaid, is a huge barrier to increasing women’s workforce participation, to tackling the gender pay gap and to achieving equality between women and men at work and in society.
Taken from the International Trade Union Federation.