Dabane Water Workshops will hold an inception meeting for the Unilever/ SURF funded project entitled “Women Economic Empowerment and Care project (WE Care) from the 7th to the 9th of February 2017.The project is an Oxfam initiative that supports a variety of approaches to reducing and re-distributing unpaid care work so that women’s time in poverty is reduced, gender equality is increased and women have more equal opportunities to participate in social, economic or political activities. It supports women and girls to spend less time on difficult care tasks, notably laundry. Improved water access is a first step in reducing workload and in lightening the load in all aspects associated with laundry. This project uniquely combines the implementation of infrastructure and in particular innovation in laundry with behaviour change interventions - challenging the social and cultural norms associated with the unequal workload women have and the difficulties this places on women and their families.

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 09:00