Siyanda Update: Sharing Care Responsibilities Equitably, including in the context of HIV/AIDS - Issue No. 74, March 2009

Siyanda Update: Sharing Care Responsibilities Equitably, including in the context of HIV/AIDS - Issue No. 74, March 2009

Publisher: BRIDGE
Publication Date: Mar 2009

 

In This Issue:
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I. Special Feature: BRIDGE at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
II. Quick Guide: Sharing Care Responsibilities Equitably, including in the context of HIV/AIDS
III. Experts' and Consultants' Database: a selection of published work from Siyanda Experts with interests in Gender and Care issues
IV. Contribute section: share news, resources, opportunities and perspectives



I. Special Feature: BRIDGE events at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), New York, 2-13 March 2009
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Members of the BRIDGE team will be at the 53rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York to launch our new Cutting Edge Pack on ‘Gender and Care’, which is downloadable from:
http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/reports_gend_CEP.html#Care

This year's CSW theme is: "The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS". To find out more about CSW 53 go to:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/53sess.htm

BRIDGE are organising two sessions at CSW, entitled ‘Care work: a woman’s domain?’
- Monday 2 March from 12-1.30pm in the Grum Room of the Church Center
- Friday 6 March from 4.30-6pm in Conference Room C of the UN building

We hope you can join one of the sessions. Each will seek to promote a lively discussion on a fundamental question for gender advocates: how can we challenge assumptions that care work is the domain of women and not men - to move towards an equal sharing of care responsibilities between women and men? What role can civil society, government and development cooperation agencies play in catalysing these kinds of changes?



II. Quick Guide: Sharing Care Responsibilities Equitably, including in the context of HIV/AIDS
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The following resources are a selection from over 20 resources added to the Siyanda database on sharing care responsibilities equitably, in contexts including HIV/AIDS:

- Men and Care in the Context of HIV and AIDS: Structure, Political Will and Greater Male Involvement, United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (UNDAW), October 2008
What drives the enormous burden of AIDS-related care which falls on women and girls? What strategies are needed to reduce this burden? This paper provides some answers.
http://www.siyanda.org/static/peacock_men_care.htm?em=0903&tag=QG

- A 'Macro' View on Equal Sharing of Responsibilities Between Women and Men, United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (UNDAW), October 2008
How can macro-economic thinking and policy help to advance the equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men?
http://www.siyanda.org/static/esquivel_macro.htm?em=0903&tag=QG

- The Equal Sharing of Responsibilities Between Women and Men, Including Care-giving in the Context of HIV/AIDS, United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (UNDAW), October 2008
How can we explain why care-giving responsibilities are not equally shared between men and women? This paper offers some explanations and recommends a series of policy changes and actions.
http://www.siyanda.org/static/daly_sharing.htm?em=0903&tag=QG

- Sharing of Housework and Childcare in Contemporary Japan, United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (UNDAW), October 2008
How is the division of childcare and housework between Japanese women and men changing? This paper analyses various 'family friendly' initiatives set-up and makes proposals for future action.
http://www.siyanda.org/static/ishii-kuntz_sharing.htm?em=0903&tag=QG

- Rethinking Care, Gender Inequality and Policies, United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (UNDAW), September 2008
What is wrong with current thinking about policy on caregiving? What would an economic strategy for caring that was gender-equitable look like?
http://www.siyanda.org/static/himmelweit_care.htm?em=0903&tag=QG

- Men’s Participation as Fathers in the Latin American and Caribbean Region: A Critical Literature Review with Policy Considerations (in English and Spanish), Instituto Promundo, January 2008
This document provides an overview and analysis of men's participation as fathers in Latin America and the Caribbean.
http://www.siyanda.org/static/barker_fathers.htm?em=0903&tag=QG

- Reducing the Burden of HIV and AIDS Care on Women and Girls, Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), January 2006
This policy briefing highlights the crisis in delivering equitable health care for people living with HIV and AIDS, and the overwhelming burden this places on women and girls.
http://www.siyanda.org/static/vso_burden.htm?em=0903&tag=QG



You can find other key resources related to sharing care responsibilities equitably including in the context of HIV/AIDS in Siyanda at:
http://www.siyanda.org/search/results_adv.cfm?Keywords=csw53&Subject=0&Donor=0&Langu=E&StartRow=1&em=0903&tag=QG

The next Siyanda Update, in April 2009, will focus on gender and governance. Users are invited to suggest resources on this topic for possible inclusion in the database: http://www.siyanda.org/addinfo/?em=0903&tag=CS

Please also visit the archive section to view past Quick Guide themes:
http://www.siyanda.org/quick_guide.htm?em=0903&tag=QG


III. Resources from the Experts' and Consultants' Database: A selection of published work from Siyanda Experts on gender and care.
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The Experts' and Consultants' Database contains names, contact details and areas of expertise of people working on gender specific issues worldwide, and includes some of their publications. The following resources have been selected from experts who have addressed care issues in their work:

- Women; Gender and the Informal Economy: An Assessment of ILO Research, Chant, S., with Pedwell, C., 2008
- The Social Portrait of the Modern Ukrainian Businesswoman: Sociological Perspective, Havlin, T., 2007
- An Evaluation of Pastoral Care Services for Older Adults, Modie-Moroka, T., et al, 2005
- Reconceptualizing the Care Continuum for HIV/AIDS: Bringing Carers into Focus, Esim, S. et al, 2004
- Who Benefits: Women, Unpaid Work and Social Policy, Hanson, C., 2001
- Les mécanismes de l´exclusion des domestiques au Maroc et leurs réponses (Mechanisms of Exclusion of Domestic Workers in Morocco and their Coping Strategies), Schneider, K., 1997



For further details on these publications, copy and paste or type the author's last name into either the Name or Search Words field on the Experts' and Consultants' search page:
http://www.siyanda.org/exps/?em=0903&tag=EX

The Siyanda Gender Experts' and Consultants' Database, with over 1,400 profiles, can be used as a networking tool for connecting practitioners, researchers, activists, students and experts with like-minded colleagues, persons working on similar themes, or in the same geographical location.

- Enter your details in the database:
http://www.siyanda.org/exps/addexp.cfm?em=0903&tag=EX

- Or edit your existing profile:
http://www.siyanda.org/exps/editlogin.cfm?em=0903&tag=EX (using your user name and password)

The database is also an excellent resource for those seeking experts for gender-focussed consultancies.

- Search the database:
http://www.siyanda.org/exps/?em=0903&tag=EX



IV. Contribute section
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Share your news, resources, opportunities and perspectives in the following ways:

Post your announcements, information requests, training and funding opportunities:
http://www.siyanda.org/forum/?em=0903&tag=CS

Submit your publications for inclusion in our database, or suggest other resources:
http://www.siyanda.org/addinfo/?em=0903&tag=CS

Post your short pieces of work in the Users' Corner:
http://www.siyanda.org/forum/xviewthread.cfm?Thread=120030204122635&em=0903&tag=CS


(All summaries in the update are written or adapted by BRIDGE Team members. This update was edited by Adrian Bannister)

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