• RCS Ottawa

The gender gap starts with girls spending 160 million more hours on household chores

Gender inequality starts young: household-chores young.

Around the world, girls between the ages of five and 14 spend 550 million hours on household chores, 160 million more hours than boys in the same age group, according to a report from Unicef titled “Harnessing the Power of Data for Girls.” Girls aged five to nine spend an average of four hours a week on chores; that rises to nine hours per week for girls aged 10 to 14. In countries with higher expectations for girls to work, those numbers can be higher still. In Ethiopia, Somalia and Rwanda, for example, girls aged five to 14 spend two hours each day on work around the home.

According to Unicef, these early gender disparities plant the seeds of inequality, and ultimately influence how much women will work, and how little their effort is valued.

Full Story

#women #Africa

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Global coronavirus deaths have been falling—but scientists are worried that more infectious new variants of the virus may reverse those trends. As quickly as vaccines were developed, the virus has ev

We have a long road ahead before a vaccine is safe, effective and, most crucially, widely available. We need a multi-pronged public health strategy that includes a national testing plan that utilizes

Messenger RNA (mRNA) is a pivotal molecule of life, involved in almost all aspects of cell biology. The last decade has seen improvements in the delivery of a new class of mRNA drugs. In molecular bi