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InteractiveMarch 11, 2024

Gender Divide: Unpaid Care and Domestic Work Across Africa

Gender driven inequalities are rooted in societal norms and systems. Within households, there is often a division of tasks between women and men. This division arises from cultural norms that assign men the role of primary breadwinners, while women are expected to fulfill the primary caregiving responsibilities. Consequently, worldwide, women bear the majority of the burden when it comes to domestic and unpaid care work.