Unpaid care is a substantial proportion of the work carried out by poor women, and heavy, inefficient or unequally distributed tasks limit women’s productivity and mobility for political and economic participation, control over labour, and well being.
This hands-on training session will introduce participants to the methodology for assessing unpaid care in their urban development, enterprise, or markets programmes, and to understand successful interventions to reduce and redistribute heavy, inefficient care tasks.
The Rapid Care Analysis (RCA) is eight exercises for a group of 16-20 women, men and youth over 1 day to identify problematic aspects of care work and prioritise solutions. The RCA is low-cost, quick to use and easy to integrate into existing plans for programme design or monitoring. Developed in 2013 and used by Oxfam, producer associations, women’s groups, and humanitarian and development agencies in 20 countries, RCAs have improved outcomes and inspired investments from local governments, businesses, and civil society.
By the end of the session, participants will understand why and when to use the RCA and how to plan, implement and adapt an RCA to their needs and context. Participants will receive training materials to enable them to conduct or train others on RCA. Whether you plan to commission or facilitate diagnostic work in communities on women’s empowerment or on unpaid care, this training is for you!
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