On the occasion of the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, UNICEF and the GAGE consortium coordinated by ODI invite you to attend: Gender- and Adolescent-Responsive Social Protection: Unleashing the Potential of Social Protection for Adolescent Girls and Women
Location: Conference Room 1 (CR1), United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017
Time: 10:00 – 11:15 (EST) / 15:00-16:15 (GMT)
This event will be livestreamed and it is possible to watch the sessions through socialprotection.org. You can watch the livestream sessions here.
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD57) will take place from 11 to 21 February 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development. The priority theme this year is “Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies”.
Rather than thinking caregiving is something only women should do, Americans’ attitudes toward men giving care and taking caregiving leaves are evolving, most notably among men themselves. Based on a nationally representative survey conducted in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago, and five online focus groups, this report points to key barriers men face that may prevent them from taking time off from work to engage in caregiving. These include financial concerns, inadequate workplace and manager support, and family and cultural barriers.
BLOG: With so many women in Congress, the nation looked closer than ever to affordable child care and paid family leave. So far, nothing. We found out why.
OPINION: There’s no question the United States is far behind other countries when it comes to supporting new mothers, but the idea of maternity leave, at least, is normalized in our culture. We expect women to take time off to recover and bond with their baby after giving birth. But what about new dads or secondary caregivers?
Proposed changes to broad-based categorical eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will affect the National School Lunch Program, which uses SNAP to determine free lunch eligibility for both dividual students and schools.