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Home-Based Childcare Providers Play Key Role in Gender Equality Quest

March 9, 2024 – Nation Media Group published an op-ed authored by Lucy Minayo, the Director of NurtureFirst. In the piece, she calls upon the public and policymakers see childcare is a public good or human right with corresponding obligations on the government as a duty bearer.

It is imperative that [childcare providers] are recognised as critical care workers and given adequate resources to provide high-quality care to children. This requires significant government investment to elevate childcare from a private right relying on personal arrangements by families to a public good that is universally accessible and publicly financed.

Lucy minayo