The report Childcare, Women’s Employment and the COVID-19 Impact and Response: The Case of the Kyrgyz Republic is part of the “UNECE - UN Women series: Rethinking care economy and empowering women for building back better”. This series includes key results of a collaboration between UNECE and UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in the framework of the UN Development Account tranche 13 project: “Strengthening social protection for pandemic response”, the workstream on strengthening economic policies in response to the COVID-19 through integrating gender and care dimensions.
The report analyses the employment situation of women and the provision of childcare care services and early childhood education in the context of COVID-19 pandemic in Kyrgyzstan. It focuses on the pre-existing conditions of women paid and unpaid work and the care services, reveals main challenges related to the economic and social consequences of the pandemic on women, and concludes with recommendations for inclusive policies that recognize, redistribute and reward care work and care jobs.
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