“If you really want to solve the problem and not just give little gifts to women or do something small before an election,” building back in a more gender equal way will take an “enormous investment,” Deputy Executive Director of UN Women
Åsa Regnér said, calling out the elephant in the room.
“If you want to have parental leave that makes men take responsibility for their toddlers, if you want to have a comprehensive childcare system, if you really want to respond to the elderly care needs in the global north — which are enormous — all of this costs a lot of money.”
Regner said conversations about policy are good but frank conversations about resources, feminist taxation
and gender budgeting are also needed to result in tangible change.
Carlien Scheele, Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality,