Payment for caring work

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Pay People to Cook at Home

Published: May 10, 2013

THE home-cooked family meal is often lauded as the solution for...

Mothers are the primary carers everywhere in the world. Caring for children, sick, disabled and elderly people is work vital to society.

Carers are impoverished. Income Support is being abolished. Child Benefit, society’s commitment to children, is no longer universal. Carer’s Allowance is insultingly low and most carers don’t even qualify. 200,000 care workers are...

The Welfare State is being destroyed. For the first time since 1945, our right to survive is under threat. Caring – in the home, hospitals, schools, and every institution – is being attacked.

We are launching a petition to defend caring. Society must invest in mothers and other carers – the foundation of any society.

The petition Invest in a caring society....

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March 6, 2013

International Women’s Day Week kicks off as Women’s Groups hail reintroduction of RISE Out Of Poverty Act in Congress

West Coast: Margaret Prescod, 323-646-1269
East Coast: Pat Albright, 267-254-4467

Women’s groups, in the US and other countries, laud the reintroduction of the RISE Out of...


What if women want to look after their children themselves, Liz Truss?
Elsewhere in Europe, there is a better understanding of the importance of supporting women's own provision of childcare