2024 Asia-Pacific Care Forum

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2024 Asia-Pacific Care Forum
We are delighted to announce the 2024 Asia-Pacific Care Forum from 27-29 August 2024 in Dhaka, Bangladesh with the theme ‘Transforming Care: Building Alliances, Empowering Women, Reshaping Economies’. Full details ▼
Event type: Conferences, meetings, symposiums
Start date: 27 August 2024 | Start time: 03:00 UTC +00:00
End date: 29 August 2024 | End time: 11:00 UTC +00:00
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Event description

Transforming Care: Building Alliances, Empowering Women, Reshaping Economies

Date and location: 27-29 August 2024, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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We are delighted to announce the 2024 Asia-Pacific Care Forum from 27-29 August 2024 in Dhaka, Bangladesh with the theme ‘Transforming Care: Building Alliances, Empowering Women, Reshaping Economies’. 

Co-organized by the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the Government of Bangladesh, with the support of the Global Alliance for Care, and supported by programme partners International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Visa Foundation, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Ayat Care, the Forum brings together diverse stakeholders from across the Asia-Pacific to learn, collaborate and take action on care to advance women’s economic empowerment and gender equality.  

Care - for children, elderly and the vulnerable is a universal right and shared responsibility and essential for families, societies, and economies to function and thrive. However, globally as well as in the Asia-Pacific, women bear a disproportionate burden of unpaid care work compared to men. Caregiving responsibilities are one of the main reasons women do not join the labour market. The lack of care services contributes to women taking up precarious work or dropping out of their jobs. Similarly, paid care jobs, which often employ women, many of whom are migrants, do not offer decent working conditions, with low wages and limited labour and social protections.  

Set over three days, the 2024 Asia-Pacific Care Forum will build a shared understanding of care and its intersections with pressing issues faced by our region such as the need for job creation, the nexus between climate change and care, practical solutions for financing and implementing care delivery models, and enhancing linkages with social protection. Core to this will be building multi-stakeholder alliances and partnerships for making commitments and taking action transform the care economy.

Governments, civil society organizations, investors, private sector, care entrepreneurs and key development actors from the region are invited to attend.

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For more information contact: 

Feroza Sanjana
Policy Consultant – UN Women
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For communications purposes

Dea Safira (**)
Communications Intern – UN Women
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