Every year, women contribute an estimated $3 trillion in labor to health, of which almost half is unrecognized and unpaid. Women carry a dual burden between work and home, recruited more than men for unpaid roles and providing the majority of domestic work and care for their families. COVID-19 has only exasperated these challenges as we see more women serving as community
health educators on the frontlines, often not paid, paid by a stipend for performance or given a non-financial incentive.
Unpaid care work needs to be recorded, recognized and policies put in place to support women on the frontlines. Join Women in Global Health and the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation for our third COVID 50/50 Action Lab on recognizing the value of women’s unpaid work and redistributing unpaid family care between women and men.
Join us to hear from experts, advocates and frontline health workers as we unpack the critical issue of compensation and recognition, the underpinning of strong and resilient health systems we need.