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Second Committee: The double bind of income poverty and time poverty: Why it matters for sustainable development - 1st Special event, General Assembly, 74th session
17 Oct 2019 -  A panel discussion in the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee)
The lives of millions of women and girls are shaped and constrained by poverty in ways that are different from the way poverty is experienced by men and boys. Women in low-income settings often face income and time poverty simultaneously. The double bind of income and time poverty is particularly pronounced for women in their reproductive years, when they are often caring for young children while having to earn an income
UN-Women and the ILO will convene a side event to bring together a group of leading experts to examine the ways in which income poverty and time poverty coincide in the lives of low-income women, how environmental degradation intensifies these gender-based inequalities, and explore some of the key policy instruments—social protection instruments and public services—that countries can adopt to address the double bind of time and income poverty
Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Farzana Afridi, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, India
Fatou Diop Sall, Université Gaston Berger (UGB, Saint Louis, Senegal
Laura Pautassi, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Moderator: Shahra Razavi, Chief, Research and Data, UN Women
Opening remarks: Vinicius Carvalho Pinheiro, Special Representative and Director of ILO Office to the United Nations, New York