Understanding norms around the gendered division of labour: Results from focus group discussions in Zimbabwe

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620460
Title:
Understanding norms around the gendered division of labour: Results from focus group discussions in Zimbabwe
Author(s):
Samman, Emma
Publication date:
12-Jun-2018
Publisher(s):
Oxfam GB
Document type:
Research report
Description:
Social norms refer to the shared expectations held by a given community. They are often held in place by social approval or rewards for conformity, and by disapproval or sanctions for transgressions. Understanding how and why social norms hold sway can provide a powerful means for understanding the gendered division of work that prevails in many communities and inform strategies aimed at promoting change. This report summarizes the main findings from the qualitative research conducted in August 2017 to support on the identification of the main social norms related to unpaid care and domestic work in rural communities in four districts in Zimbabwe. The research served to identify who the leaders are that communities look up to in order to validate social norms change. It helped to identify nascent opportunities for changes in the gendered division of labour, and what the implications are of the findings for planning and practice in addressing inequalities on unpaid care and domestic work.
Pages:
36
DOI:
10.21201/2017.2210
ISBN:
978-1-78748-221-0
Document link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620460
Additional Links:
http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/understanding-norms-around-the-gendered-division-of-labour-results-from-focus-g-620460
Subject:
Gender; Inequality
Keywords:
Unpaid care; Domestic work; Social norms; Women's economic empowerment; WE-Care
Country:
Zimbabwe
Status:
For public use – can be shared outside Oxfam

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleUnderstanding norms around the gendered division of labour: Results from focus group discussions in Zimbabween
dc.contributor.authorSamman, Emmaen
dc.date.issued2018-06-12-
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.typeResearch reporten
dc.descriptionSocial norms refer to the shared expectations held by a given community. They are often held in place by social approval or rewards for conformity, and by disapproval or sanctions for transgressions. Understanding how and why social norms hold sway can provide a powerful means for understanding the gendered division of work that prevails in many communities and inform strategies aimed at promoting change. This report summarizes the main findings from the qualitative research conducted in August 2017 to support on the identification of the main social norms related to unpaid care and domestic work in rural communities in four districts in Zimbabwe. The research served to identify who the leaders are that communities look up to in order to validate social norms change. It helped to identify nascent opportunities for changes in the gendered division of labour, and what the implications are of the findings for planning and practice in addressing inequalities on unpaid care and domestic work.en
dc.format.extent36en
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2017.2210-
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-221-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620460-
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/understanding-norms-around-the-gendered-division-of-labour-results-from-focus-g-620460-
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectInequalityen
oxfam.subject.keywordUnpaid careen
oxfam.subject.keywordDomestic worken
oxfam.subject.keywordSocial normsen
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen's economic empowermenten
oxfam.subject.keywordWE-Careen
oxfam.subject.countryZimbabween
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
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