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Too often we compartmentalize our caregiving — childcare, aged care, sick care, disabled care. Yet in many families, often women will carry these caregiving demands over their lives and are balancing multiple types of care simultaneously. This calls for policies that allow caregivers to take time off work without penalty to care, to pay those providing care for our loved ones sufficient wages to support their own families, and to compensate family members for their care when it exceeds the capacity to work. Caregiving should not drive us into poverty. Caregiving is essential to humanity and community and should be protected as a fundamental right.

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