In India, traditional gender roles and cultural expectations often dictate that women are responsible for managing the household and taking care of family members. Women thus, spend more than two and a half times the minutes per day on unpaid activity than men.
This results in a disproportionate burden on women, limiting their opportunities for paid employment outside the home and contributing to gender inequality.
The Wages for Housework movement was founded in 1972. On October 24 1975, 90% of Iceland’s women refused to work, cook or look after children. But we know very little about the discourse on unpaid and domestic care work in India.