Highlighting home economics themes

World Home Economics Day (WHED) was initiated as a public relations event in 1982, and since then each 21 March highlights a home economics theme we feel deserves public attention. Our 2022 focus is "Building resilient homes and families".

2022: Building resilient homes & families

The pandemic has presented people’s everyday lives with unprecedented challenges. Now more than ever, home economics & consumer science education are fundamental for rebuilding resilient households and communities and achieving a sustainable future: As home economists, we bear witness of everyday needs at home and the direct lessons of the pandemic, the experience of shortages at stores, the challenges in child and elder care, the disruptions to finances, networks of support and everyday life. Home economists worldwide directly work with households and communities and are spearheading education on responsible resource management at home.  

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