“This is a recognition to all the caregivers of Bogota, who throughout history have supported life and development. Today, for the first time, they have a system that takes care of them and helps them improve their quality of life.”
Mayor Claudia Lopez
Reducing women’s unpaid care work
In Bogotá, the unpaid care burden falls disproportionately on women; 30 percent of the city’s female population is now doing unpaid caregiving full-time, 14 percent of whom can’t leave their homes because of the conditions of those they care for. In response, the city is creating “care blocks” with a wide variety of supports designed to reduce women’s unpaid care work and spark a cultural shift that redistributes care more equitably across family units.