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Childcare and women’s work

The UoN WEE Hub uses feminist approaches to conduct research on the impact of public and private childcare relating to women with formal & informal employment in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu.

Cluster 3: Childcare and women’s work

The UoN WEE Hub uses feminist approaches to conduct research on the impact of public and private childcare relating to women with formal & informal employment in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu.

 

The national budget and policy statement will be analyzed to assess whether the government of Kenya prioritizes childcare services in allocating adequate resources to sectors that support women’s work. Using childcare initiatives in both public and private organizations that promote family friendly work environments, we will identify the best practices for up-scaling and replicating family friendly childcare services that contribute to changing gender norms.

 

Data generated from this research shall be used to present lessons learnt on the implementation of childcare initiatives. In addition, the hub will review the regional mechanism adopted by East Africa Community & the African region to evaluate the effect of Simplified Trade Regime (STR) on small scale women’s businesses. In collaboration with Uthabiti Africa & Collaborative Centre for Gender and Development, we will evaluate the quality and access to childcare services for all; with the aim of accelerating the expansion and growth of childcare facilities including micro-enterprises in Mombasa, Kisumu and Nairobi Counties.