She Leads activist delivers a joint NGO statement on human rights-based and gender-responsive care and support systems

Solea, a young activist from the She Leads programme delivered a joint NGO statement on 27th June 2022, for Panel 2: Human rights-based and gender-responsive care and support systems in the 50th Session of the Human Rights Council.

In the statement, states and other stakeholders are urged to:

  • Compensate girls and young women for their contributions.
  • Count unpaid care work in statistics.
  • Acknowledge unpaid care work is at the heart of gender inequalities and its place in the economy.
  • Consider unpaid care work when making policy decisions.
  • Dismantle patriarchal norms and provide the time and resources for men and women to share household tasks.
  • The future is better with girls and young women at every table where decisions are being made.

Read full statement here.

To access the video statement please click here.

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