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Seminar "Care work, a shared responsibility"

August 8, 2019

Hall of the Vice-Presidency of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

  • The Vice Presidency of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, in partnership with the World Bank, UNDP and Oxfam – which co-organize seminars on inequality for the third consecutive year – created three events that will be part of the Seminars on Inequality in the World 2019.

    The first seminar titled "Care Work, a Shared Responsibility" will take place on Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m., in the Vice Presidency Hall in La Paz, Bolivia. The event, which will address one of the problems related to lack of schooling and inequality between men and women, seeks to encourage debate about the evolution of inequality in care work worldwide.

    Care work for children, the sick, the elderly is carried out in every Latin American household and women are the predominant providers of this unpaid job. In doing so, women deprive themselves of job opportunities and self-development. How do other countries tackle such care needs? How is the care work distributed in other societies? How does the state contribute? Is it necessary to address this issue in Bolivia?

    Leading international experts will address these questions and other reflections about care work, offering their deepened knowledge and research in the academic field in Bolivia and beyond.

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  • Seminar "Care work, a shared responsibility"


    August 8th, 2019.

    Hall of the Vice-Presidency of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

    6:30 pmParticipant registration
    7:00 pm Welcome remarks
    7:05 pm

    Lucía Scuro – ECLAC

    The care economy and public policies in Latin America

    7:40 pm

    Lourdes Rodríguez – World Bank

    Child care work in Latin America

    8:05 pm

    Verónica Paz – Oxfam

    Care work: a look from Bolivia

    8:30 pm

    Perspective exchange panel 

    Moderator: Tania Sánchez, Director General of the Plurinational Service for Women and Depatriarchalization

    9:00 pmQ&A 
    9:30 pmEnd of event

    Last Updated: Aug 06, 2019