Telling the Story of Unpaid Work

The Global Gender Parity Initiative's Telling the Story of Unpaid Work journalism project conducts original research and produces journalism aimed at elevating the issue of unpaid work in the US and abroad. Through compelling storytelling highlighting the economic, political and societal importance of unpaid work, this initiative seeks to broaden the audience that cares about and understands the implications of valuing unpaid work, and to inform the policymakers who influence the way that unpaid work is integrated and calculated across legislation and international productivity measurements.

Meet our Journalists

Tendai Marima is an independent researcher and freelance journalist, based in Zimbabwe. She holds a doctoral degree in Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London and her post-doctoral work focuses on expressions of feminism(s) and representations of the body in contemporary African women's literature. As a journalist, Tendai covers political, humanitarian and environmental issues across sub-Saharan Africa. Her work has been published by Al Jazeera English, the Global Observatory and the Daily Vox  (South Africa) among other outl​ets.

​Robbie Corey-Boulet is a freelance journalist who has reported from West Africa for the past five years for outlets including The Associated Press, The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, Radio France Internationale and Voice of America. He recently completed a two-year fellowship awarded by the Institute of Current World Affairs focused on LGBT activism in Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. In May 2016 he organized "The Geopolitics of LGBT Rights," a conference at the U.S. Capitol bringing together LGBT activists and researchers from around the world.

Andrew Mambondiyani is a journalist based in Zimbabwe with more than 10 years journalism experience. He served as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT between 2010 and 2011, and in 2008 served as a Middleburry College Environment Journalism Fellow. His journalism has appeared in various local and international publications, including BBC, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Yale E360, IPs, Think Africa Press,, Centrepoint Now,, and The Zimbabwean. He has a special interest in climate change, agriculture, human rights, sustainable development, and the environment in general.


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