We need your help to bust some myths about the work that nannies, housecleaners, and home care workers do everyday.
These aren’t harmless misunderstandings: they’re powerful prejudices holding domestic workers back from achieving the dignity, respect and rights they deserve, and we want your help to fight them.
Check out the myths below and join our Care Champions team to receive myth-busting graphics to share on your personal social media. You’ll also get entered to win some NDWA swag for helping us spread the word!
The reality is women have their own desires and their own needs, including paid work, which is not an option for many.
What does that look like? Globally, women perform 76.2 percent of total hours of global unpaid care work, more than three times as much as men! For example, during the pandemic women did an additional 512 billion hours of unpaid care work at home.
Expecting all families to be 100% responsible for caring for their family members is not universal, realistic, or equitable.
Government entities across the board have a role to play in making sure families can access the care they need while building a life of joy.
It requires physical strength, emotional intelligence, and strong interpersonal skills.
Framing care work as unskilled work is a large reason care work is consistently undervalued and underpaid, despite the profound impact it has on families’ lives.
Each one of these myths hold domestic workers back from achieving the dignity, respect and rights they deserve.
Join our Care Champions team to help us fight back: we’ll email you some myth-busting graphics to share on your personal social media! You’ll also get entered to win some NDWA swag for helping us spread the word.