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Webinar: "Global care chains and vulnerabilities in the COVID19 crisis" / "Cadenas globales de atención y vulnerabilidades en la crisis del COVID-19"
In the context of the WIDE+ series: “COVID19 and care: feminist reflections on a new normal”, this online webinar reflects on the underlying structural crisis of social reproduction and the structural problems of global care chains and migrant care work. Languages are English and Spanish (simultaneous interpretation).

Global care chains are based on gender, class/caste, ethnic/racial and North/South inequalities and provide a kind of spatial fix of the crisis. Transnational care chains withdraw care capacities and emotional work from the Global South and shift care energy from poorer to more affluent households, from poor to richer countries. Migrant care workers are in a precarious position with regard to labour relations and rights, and in a dilemma of providing care and emotions to their employer or patient and their own transnational family at the same time. The Corona pandemic has deepened this dilemma, has depleted care energies and torn apart the care workers.

The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted one of the main tenets of feminist economics, namely the central place of care for societal and economic wellbeing. This webinar series addresses the gendered impact of COVID and recovery measures on the unpaid & paid care, global care chains and women’s rights including sexual and reproductive rights.

The second webinar is moderated by Neha Vyas, scholar in law, completing a PHD research around labour laws and unpaid care work.
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