The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development has just launched a survey to understand the changes in the burdens and responsibilities of unpaid care work that fall on Palestinian women, following the social and economic impact of the pandemic.
Unpaid care work relates to the provision of direct or indirect care without pay within the household. It includes, but is not limited to, caring for children, the elderly and the sick; washing, cooking, shopping, cleaning, and assisting other families in the fulfillment of their duties. These activities are considered as work, because in theory one could pay a third person to perform these chores for them.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.