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Workshop: Care, Work and Property: How is Care Labour Valued?

Care Work and Property: Workshop Programme - 12-13 Sept 2017

12-13 September, 2017

Location: British Institute in East Africa (BIEA), Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi, Kenya.

Arising from Professor Ann Stewart's Leverhulme Trust Fellowship Research Caring for Older Women in Kenya’s Plural Legal System, this event invites regional and key international academics, civil society organisations and policy-makers to come together to shape the ways in which caring is being addressed within communities, the market and the state in East Africa.

Through a workshop format, participants will explore the findings of the project alongside a range of related care and social protection issues.

Presentations and dicussions will examine the socio-economic and cultural context, state and community-based care, labour and property claims in the context of care, plural spaces of dispute resolution, and emerging policies and practices of social protection.

There will be an emphasis on research applicability for policy-makers, advocates and legal practitioners and judges through specific sessions on draft policy briefs.

The anticipated outcome is to enhance gender-sensitive policy making and judicial decision making on issues relating to care and the development of measures to implement Sustainable Development Goal 5: Target 4 in Kenya and Eastern Africa.

The workshop is supported by the National Gender and Equality Commission and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.

Two open sessions will be offered to the public on the 13th of September:

1. 9.00 - 11.00 Customary Caring: Woman to Woman Marriage Research Findings

2. 13.45 - 15.15 Challenges to the Recognition of Woman-to-Woman Marriage

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Workshop outputs:
  • Academic focused publication
  • A paper based upon the present project
  • A bid for further research
  • Contribution to social protection policy-making and substantiating a human right to care

For more information: About the project

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Many thanks to all participants for making the workshop a great success! Please follow the links for powerpoint presentations and a selection of photos. Contact Jenny Lander at if you have any questions.