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UNRISD Research Coordinator Presented Key Findings of Care Project at a WIDE Network Conference in Vienna

19 Nov 2009



UNRISD Research Coordinator Presented Key Findings of Care Project at a WIDE Network Conference in Vienna.

UNRISD Research Coordinator, Shahra Razavi, participated in a conference organized by the Austrian branch of Women in Development Europe (WIDE Network) 19 November 2009 in Vienna, Austria.

Entitled “Who Cares in Times of Crisis?”, the event was centred on feminist views on the financial crisis and the care economy. Razavi presented key findings from UNRISD’s Care Project, and she was featured as one of the main panel speakers at the conference.

Using UNRISD’s pioneering research work in the care economy, the conference called into question the dominant discourse of growth and profit maximization, especially in light of the financial crisis. It acknowledges that the care economy (the ways in which a society organizes the daily care for their members) is a crucial sector as three-quarters of women around the world provide care work at home and on the global labor market.