The city library offers everyone access to background information on a wide range of topics, including the Caring City.

This is because the Caring City responds to people’s very specific needs in their everyday lives, in their living space. However, it also addresses very fundamental structures. It is no coincidence that today’s cities lack all sorts of social services related to care. In capitalism, care work usually appears only as a cost factor that stands in the way of profit maximization. It is poorly paid or shunted off into the private sphere and mainly taken on by women, and usually poor and racialized women. This is where capitalism meets the patriarchal devaluation of women. Therefore concrete answers on the ground, specific to each location, are needed as part of a transformative perspective and to restructure gender relations. But transnational analysis and alliances are also needed to build a feminist international.

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