Global Alliance for Care [UCLG Decalogue]


Launched by the National Institute of Women in Mexico (INMUJERES) and UN-Women in the context of the 2021 Generation Equality Forum, the Global Alliance for Care is an urgent call to action within the broader framework of the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights. UCLG serves as a member of its Management Committee, while its section dedicated to metropolises, the World Association of the Major Metropolises is a member. Local and regional governments from Mexico, Colombia and Argentina also represent our constituency in the Alliance. Seeking to address the historical and structural inequalities in the distribution of domestic and care work, the Alliance promotes inclusive gender equality and urges governments at all levels, as well as international organizations, civil society, the private sector, and other stakeholders, to take joint action to achieve equality by advancing a cultural transformation based on the recognition, reduction, remuneration and redistribution of domestic and care work among women and men, and all actors in our societies.


This Alliance, launched by INMUJERES in close collaboration with UN Women, emerged as part of the commitments mobilized by the Generation Equality Forum, which began in March in Mexico City and culminated in Paris, France, in July 2021, with the launch of the Global Acceleration Plan for Equality of Gender. The Alliance is an urgent call to action within the broader framework of the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights.

Members are institutions and organizations interested in the care economy: governments (both national and local), international institutions, civil society organizations, private Sector (both international and national), philanthropic organizations (national, regional and/or international), academia, youth and feminist movements. As of 01.09.2023, members are:

– Countries: Alemania, Argentina, Canadá, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, España, Filipinas, Guatemala, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, República Dominicana, Suecia, United States (Associated State), Tanzania

– Local Governments: Estado de Jalisco, H. Congreso del Estado de Jalisco, Mexico State, México, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Municipio de Atizapán, Municipality of Bogota, Colombia, Municipality of San Luis, Provincia of Argentina, Municipality of Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, San Luis, Provincia de Argentina, San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, México

– Civil Society: International Domestic Workers Alliance, Int Center for Research on Women, Oxfam México, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam International, International Trade Union Confederation, Huairou Commission, The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), The Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development, Red Mujer y Hábitat LAC, Women Deliver, Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género (ELA) Argentina, Public Services International, Organización Iberoamericana de Seguridad Social, Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir ILSB, UNI Global Union, Colectivo Techiyaliztli A.C., ECDAN, Publish What You Fund, The Asia Fundation, Nala Feminist Collective, Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, Center for Global Development, Gender and Development Network (GADN), Instituto Dr. José María Luis Mora, Women in Global Health, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Elige Red, Red de Jóvenes por los derechos sexuales y reproductivos A.C REDLAC Mexico, The Gender Lab, Cuido 60, Paz Cívica, Familias trabajando en talleres de artes y oficios para personas autistas y otras discapacidades, A.C., Emana Social A.C., Public Services International, Solidarity and Multisectoral Actions for Endogenous Development / Relief “ASMDE Relief”, Mencare Global Fatherhood Campaign, More Dreams AC, Families and Extraordinary Challenges AC, Open Data Charter, Abolición de Lógicas de Castigo y Encierro (ALCE), Pro Mujer, WORLD Policy Analysis Center, Soy Working Mom, International Disability Alliance, Padres Cariñosos, Entropía Social, Fundación Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC), Centro Nacional para la Capacitación Profesional y Liderazgo de las Empleadas del Hogar (CACEH), Género y Desarrollo (GENDES), Fundación DEHVI, Plataforma Mayor, Corporación Humanas

– Philanthropy and the Private Sector, Laudes Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Hilton Foundation, Fondo Semillas, Ford Foundation, Women Win, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Co-Impact, Equality Fund, Global Fund for Women, Pacto Mundial México, C&A, Grupo Salinas, Grupo Editorial Expansión, DEMIUSAR, Mexican Banks Association, Arredo, Alianza por el Desarrollo empresarial, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), Calala Fondo de Mujeres, Fundación Avina, CEMEX

– International Organizations: UN Women, ECLAC, World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), UNICEF, UNDP, ILO, Inter-American Conference in Social Security (CISS), Eurosocial Programme, Expertise France, European Union – Latin America and Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC), Inter-American Commission of Women, CIM-OEA, Fundación UE-LAC, UNRISD, FILAC, International Development Research Centre (Canada), Organización Iberoamericana de Seguridad Social, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCRH), World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis), Secretaría General Iberoamericana


Women and girls from around the world
Society as a whole


The alliance aspires the feminist care agenda be fully installed globally by 2026; and that countries and their societies have integrated it into their policies by adopting normative changes, designing and implementing new policies, programmes and other measures; as well as by adopting appropriate budgets. The Alliance is a space for co-creation, cooperation and collaboration, to share practices, articulate dialogues and generate advocacy and inter-institutional action, which takes into account the different roles of its members in implementing the care agenda at the local to the global level. By increasing and implementing commitments towards economic justice and rights for women and girls worldwide, the Global Alliance for Care seeks to leverage its partnerships to accelerate an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Goal 5
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 10
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 17
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development