GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CARE: AN URGENT CALL TO ACTION
WHAT IS THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CARE?
The Global Alliance for Care is a global initiative launched by the National Institute of Women in Mexico in alliance with UN Women to address the burden of care that hinders economic opportunities for women. It will make an urgent call to governments, international organizations, civil society, the private sector,
philanthropic organizations, and other strategic partners by bringing positive change to alleviate the burden of care.
The Initiative seeks to reduce inequalities and promote a cultural transformation by guaranteeing the recognition, reduction, remuneration and redistribution of domestic and care work among every co-responsible actor.
With the implementation and increase of commitments and actions, the Global Alliance for Care aims to accelerate an equitable economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCEPTUAL PRINCIPLES OF THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CARE:
Availability, accessibility, affordability, and quality of care services, including the monitoring and evaluation
Care as a right (to care and to receive care)
Care as a public good
The responsibility of the State as the main sponsor of care
Launch concrete actions by States, families, communities, and the private sector to develop and increase care services.
Promote public policies to reconcile personal, family and work life with flexible hours.
Promote reforms to recognize the rights of care providers and recipients.
Promote transformative actions to promote joint responsibility for care, like awareness campaigns.
Promote investment in social and physical care infrastructures to guarantee that care services meet the various needs under equal conditions.
Promote the generation of data and tests.
Identify and disseminate practices in care work through an experience exchange platform,
Expand the fiscal space for the gradual and progressive financing of a universal and sustainable care system.
— CALL TO ACTION —
The Global Alliance for Care invites governments, the private sector, academia, civil society organizations, international organizations, and UN agencies to be part of this global movement.
What does it mean to join as an ally?
The members of the Global Alliance for Care assume and promote commitments, concrete actions, funding and collaboration around care.
• Access to exclusive information, analysis, research, data, evidence, and best practices in the matter.
• Select and specialize communities for knowledge exchange and experiences, recognition of good practices and
the creation of networks.
• Be a partner in global communication campaigns focused on cultural transformation.
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