A Gender-Responsive Recovery: Ensuring Women’s Decent Work and Transforming Care Provision

Volume 30, Issue 1&2 | March-July 2022

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We are delighted to present to you this year’s first double issue of Gender & Development from the global South, published digitally in August. The theme of the upcoming double issue is 'A gender-responsive recovery: Ensuring Women’s Decent Work and Transforming Care Provision.'

Collectively edited and shaped by a team of reputed feminist scholars and activists: Fatimah Kelleher, Jayati Ghosh and Valeria Esquivel and co-edited by Shivani Satija, Nilanjana Bhowmick and Ammar. A Malik, this issue is committed to investigating the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, with contributions that provide gendered insights into the implications of the pandemic. The contributors of this issue draw from case studies across a wide range of countries, including Bangladesh, Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Myanmar, Pacific Islands, Palestine, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey and Zimbabwe.

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Below, you can find free access to the Introduction, four articles, and the Resources and Book Reviews sections of the issue.

For free access to all of the articles, visit the Oxfam Policy & Practice website and search using the article title.



Introduction- A gender-responsive recovery: ensuring women’s decent work
and transforming care provision

Valeria Esquivel, Jayati Ghosh and Fatimah Kelleher

COVID-19 – a crisis of care and what we can learn from the SEWA experience in India
Monika Banerjee and Prama Mukhopadhyay

'Care is not a burden': a 7-4-7  framework of action for operationalising the Triple R 
Deepta Chopra and Meenakshi Krishnan

Devising gender-responsive transport policies in South Asia
Saakshi Joshi, Sanghamitra Roy, Seama Mowri and Ajay Bailey

The Care Policy Scorecard: a new tool to shift progress towards a caring economy
Sharmishtha Nanda, Ruth Oloo, Amber Parkes and Anam Parvez Butt

COVID-19 and women migrant workers in informal employment: recommendations for strengthening social protection efforts in Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Francisco Bolaños Cámbara

COVID-19 impact and recovery for women informal workers – a view from 2021
Ghida Ismail, Marcela Valdivia and  Sarah Orleans Reed

The role of care and the local economy in women’s labour force participation: evidence from Mexico and Colombia in the pandemic era
Mónica Orozco, Javier Franco, Melanie Marchant and Rodrigo Valdivia

From participation to power – Pacific approaches to women’s economic empowerment
Isabelle Gurney

Women's voluntary work in the community: a question of recognition and rewards
Hyunok Lee and Hyunjin Im

Breaking new ground: women’s employment in India’s NREGA, the pandemic lifeline
Swati Narayan

Grandmother, breadwinner, caregiver, widow, entrepreneur: COVID-19, older women, and challenges for the implementation of the women’s economic empowerment agenda
Baishali Chatterjee, Luciana Caffarelli and Anupama Ranawana

Better stories for a gender equal and fairer social recovery from outbreaks: learnings from the RESISTIRÉ project
and transforming care provision

Sofia Strid, Colette Schrodi and Roberto Cibin

Gendered austerity and embodied debt in Ecuador: channels through which women absorb and resist the shocks of public budget cuts
Bhumika Muchhala and Andrea Guillem

A feminist-economics analysis of Latin American budgets show an urgent need for redistribution of income and care work
Lucía Pérez Fragoso

‘My mother was a kitchen girl’: legal and policy responses to the problem of care for women who provide care in South Africa
Adenike Fapohunda

Analysing care policies and practices in times of austerity and conflict: the case of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)
Asmaa AbuMezied and Mohammed Sawafta

Interview with the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR): ‘COVID-19 disproportionately affected India’s Dalit women sanitation workers’
Pritika Pariyar, Beena Pallical and Juno Varghese

Thembakazi ‘Roundy’ Peter – South African COVID Hero
Asanda Ngoasheng


Here you can find additional materials related to the issue. These are compiled by Shivani Satija and Ammar A. Malik.

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Book Reviews

Making Women Pay: Microfinance in Urban India by Smitha Radhakrishnan. Reviewed by Deborah Eade

The Care Manifesto: The Politics of Interdependence by The Care Collective. Reviewed by Thalia Kidder

Mobile Girls Koottam: Working Women Speak by Madhumita Dutta (illustrated by Madhushree). Reviewed by Padmini Swaminathan

Journeys Towards Gender Equality in Islam by Ziba Mir-Hosseini. Reviewed by Sabin Muzaffar