What do Mothers & other Caregivers want ?

An International Survey led by the Global Women's Strike

On 8 March 2022, as part of the Wages for Housework 50th anniversary events series, the Global Women's Strike launched an International Survey - What Do Mothers and other Carergivers Want? 

There is an assumption that childcare or elder care is all women need. But, we are never asked what we think about how we spend our time and the resources we have / don't have. This survey is being circulated in different countries and languages.

Fill in the survey here:

ไทย (Thai) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L7SZJV5?lang=th

Español (Spanish) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L7SZJV5?lang=es

Italiano (Italian)  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L7SZJV5?lang=it

English https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L7SZ

You can see the launch of the survey with speakers from 13 countries

The survey is being circulated in different countries and four languages so far – English, Italian, Spanish and Thai – and has had responses from over 20 countries

Those who have filled it in have commented on how comprehensive and thought- provoking they found it, well worth the 15 or so minutes they spent doing it.

Aims of the survey:

While there is increased recognition that caring work is indispensable, those doing this work, overwhelmingly women,are never asked what we think about how we spend our time, the resources we have/don’t have, and our relationship with the people we care for. The survey aims to find out what mothers and others caregivers, in different countries and of different genders and backgrounds, want.

Recent news & upcoming events

Descriptions of caring work include caring for the land and the environment, so urgent as the climate emergency deepens, as well as protecting children and each other from rape and domestic violence, campaigning against poverty and deportation, and for justice for loved ones.

The survey is also an organizing tool.

The results will be published and analyzed. And when they are, we will be in a stronger position to make people listen. None of the respondents will be identified as the survey is anonymous and confidential.

You can see the launch of the survey with speakers from 13 countries here.

You can hear what some of those who filled it in have said about it here and here.

If you would like to help circulate it or have any questions or comments, please get in touch with us at wmwsurvey@gmail.com or gws@globalwomenstrike.net

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