Adressing women’s work burden: Key issues, promising solutions, and way forward
This factsheet (PDF) from FAO, IFAD and UNIDO discusses women’s triple work burden in the household, as producers and at community level. The competing demands linked to this triple role make women time poor. This affects their quality of life and decision making, puts their health at risk and prevents them from taking full advantage of economic opportunities through engagement in income generating activities. The factsheet also introduces good practices, like labor saving technologies (for example, water wheels), community managed multiple use water systems (MUS) and energy multi platforms. The last page shows how the approaches of FAO, IFAD and UNIDO can be complementary when tackling this triple work burden of women.