Caring for children, cleaning, caring for the elderly. All these are different types of care work along with many others which are mostly invisible because they often take place in the private or at night. In our workshop, we want to deal with the following questions: Who performs this work? How is it remunerated? How is care work organized on an international level and what does this have to do with our personal everyday life? Playfully, we will reflect on experiences with care work in our different countries of origin and talk about divergence of importance and recognition in society.


Fabiana Blasco

is member of the pool of trainers of the Network for Democracy and Courage (NDC) and currently active in the Care Revolution Network. In cooperation with the University of California Berkeley she has carried out an empirical research about migrant care work in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a researcher, trainer and activist she is always interested in questions of how care work is organized in different societies, pursuing its recognition and social appreciation.

Lisa Hoefer

is a Berlin based socialworker who has been working with refugee women for several years. In her Bachelor studies she focused on the meaning of Care Work in relation to Gender and Migration. During her studies and field work her focus has always been diversity studies and feminist theories. Lisa is currently working in the Pre-Study-Program/Refugee Office to enable a more equal access to university for refugees in Berlin. She is an active member of the Care Revolution Network, working for the recognition and (financial and social) appreciation of (un)paid care work.