Participatory time-use exercises provide a useful tool for enabling discussion on women's unpaid care work, and to generate ideas on how this work could be better recognised, reduced and redistributed.
This exercise enables male and female participants to reflect on gender differences in time use. It usually reveals the disproportionate number of hours spent by women doing unpaid care work, compared to men.
Ask male and female participants to write down their daily routines, starting from the time they wake up to when they go to bed. Then ask them to discuss their routines in mixed groups including both men and women. Ask each group to share key points from their discussion and open out the conversation to all participants.