|“Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.”|
–Clare Boothe Luce
An economy’s future, and its quality of life, largely rest on the unpaid labour of women. Yet our huge contribution registers nowhere in GDP.
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It is “woman’s work” to birth the next generation, to fashion a haven – a safe, clean, warm and loving environment – in which a family can blossom.
It is “woman’s work” to ensure that children are cared for, loved, and grow-up to be healthy, law-abiding and productive.
It is “woman’s work” to create the meals which produce strong bodies and minds. Without us, productivity would decline and social costs would rise.
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Why are we are invisible?
Our contribution may be unmeasured, unrecorded, and unpaid, yet our role is absolutely and undeniably crucial to the functioning of a healthy, successful Society.
Indeed, “woman’s work” is far more essential to our species’ survival, to our happiness, and to our quality of life, than work performed in a mine, a factory, an office, or a store.