COVID Freeze Frame: Gender Roles at Home

What does unpaid work at home look like during a pandemic? Help the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation see the world through your eyes.
The global coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life as we know it, and many people have had to make changes to their paid work arrangements. 
Traditionally, women have been doing a lion’s share of the domestic work in Australia. But what does the division of labour look like in families when most people are either working or studying from home? We want to understand this better, so we’re asking for your help. 
Can you share simple snaps of your life with us? 
Over a one-week period (any 7 days between now and 31 May), take between 2-4 images per day (minimum of 14, maximum of 28 photos all up) with your smartphone. 
Who are we looking for? 
We know that families come in many shapes and forms, and we celebrate diversity. Simply put, we are looking for adults over the age of 18, who live with at least one other person, and who are willing to take pictures of their everyday life.
You don’t need any special skills or equipment to participate. Nor are we interested in artistic values, fancy filters or creative angles. As long as you have a smartphone and you can take photos with it, you’re good to go.
For more information, please see the participant information form below. If you have any questions, or you’d like to indicate your willingness to participate, please email
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Beyond ANU

Date posted

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute