In Bogotá, 1.2 million women dedicate most of their time to unpaid care work, and 90% of them live in poverty. Bogotá Mayor Claudia López discusses what she’s doing to relieve the burden on women in her city.
En Bogotá, el 39% de las mujeres se encuentran en situación de pobreza frente al 34% de los hombres. Las mujeres necesitan soluciones habitacionales que las ayuden a encontrar trabajo, a cuidar de los demás y a escapar de la violencia doméstica y del conflicto armado interno. ¿Cómo puede ayudar la ciudad?
In Bogota, 39% of women are in poverty compared to 34% of men. Women require housing solutions that support them in finding work, caring for others and escaping domestic violence and the internal armed conflict. How is the city helping?
Women tend to be very active in the labour force in remote rural areas, but not in other non-metropolitan regions. Is it all about unpaid care work?
What are so-called “Pink-collar” jobs? They include areas such as nursing, childcare, education, social work or personal and household services. Following the pandemic, this critical work needs to be rewarded with action – not just words – to broaden the appeal of pink-collar jobs for women and men. The current political momentum around the social economy can help – find out how.
The social economy can help boost prospects for women… and men. One of the big problems in tackling gender equality is breaking down gender stereotypes that drive women into what have often been called “pink collar jobs”.
It’s been a tough two years for women. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, women were hit harder by job losses, leading many to call it a “she-cession”. But as the pandemic worse on we started to see wider impacts too.
Recent research suggests that women-founded businesses perform better over time and deliver higher revenue – more than twice as much per dollar invested – than men-founded businesses. In addition, women-founded start-up teams create more jobs for women – they employ 2.5 times more women than all-male start-up teams.