VN women shoulder the burden of unpaid care

vietnamnews – Update: May, 26/2017 – 10:30

A woman prepares lunch for her family in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Trương Vị

HÀ NỘI — As a mother of two, 32-year-old Nguyễn Bích Liên in Hà Nội’s Hoàng Mai District says working outside and doing chores exhausts her. Liên is typical of working women in a Vietnamese city, who work eight hours or more while still take care of most of a household’s domestic work.

Liên said she and her husband leave for work at half past six in the morning. On the way to work, they drop their two children – a 5-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son – at their parents’ house where the children have breakfast, then the grandfather takes the girl to school and the grandmother looks after their son until late afternoon.

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