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FOR WEEK OF SEPT 29: WINGS #24-19 Counting Unwaged Work

The unwaged work of getting unwaged work counted


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Length: 0:28:50
Uploaded: 22 Aug, 2019

Recording Date: 18 Aug, 2019
Recording Location: Various
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Share-alike.

Program Title: FOR WEEK OF SEPT 29: WINGS #24-19 Counting Unwaged Work
Description: As de Beauvoir points out, women's unwaged work is about half the work in the world, but it isn't included in economic accounting. Margaret Prescod describes decades of unwaged work by women activists within the UN system to get a declaration that this work should be accounted for. Among other benefits of measuring it would be to show how structural adjustment (forced austerity measures) downloads more and more work onto women to keep their families alive. 1994 interview updated to include the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action - whose looming 25th anniversary is raising new interest in the unfinished business of meeting its goals.

Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Simone de Beauvoir; Margaret Prescod, a spokesperson for Wages for Housework and the International Women Count Network

Credits: nterview and update by Frieda Werden for WINGS.
Source of De Beauvoir clip:

Comments: Based on a video from 1975 and an interview from 1994. WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service has been covering the global women's movement for community radio since 1986. We find many issues require decades, perhaps centuries, to improve. Contact:

Politics > Feminism
Society and Culture > Racism
Society and Culture > Women
Type: Weekly Program

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Comments: Produced by Frieda Werden - Guest Margaret Prescod - voice: Simone de Beauvoir

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