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The Global Home Index at the House of Commons

HRF and Mothers at Home Matter, our UK-based partner, are happy to announce that the Launch of the Global Home Index Results will take place at the House of Commons on Monday 6th November. Our honorary speaker will be the prestigious lawyer, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez.

We would like to thank Fiona Bruce MP for hosting it and giving us this opportunity to present the findings of the international research in order to show the reality of the work of the home in the United Kingdom and around of the world.

More than 9,000 people from 94 countries across 5 continents participated in this Global Home Index study which you can find here

November 16-17, 2017 4th HRF Conference

Our International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Home and Health will be held in November 2017 at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

Is the Home a place of growth, care and wellbeing? How do the home and the work of the home impact on the health of humans as social beings and members of society?

Registration can be found here and with the promotional code HOME you will get a discount only in September.

The Scientific Committee includes Sir Harry Burns, Lord Richard Best, Professor Rosa Lastra and Doctor Enrique Rojas, among others. Two of the keynotes are being delivered by Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins and Doctor Timothy S. Harlan. For further information visit:

The Global Home Index at the United Nations

Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Ecuador were the first countries where the HRF and our two main partners presented the first report of the Global Home Index.

Last May, we were launching the results at the United Nations where Professor Patricia Debeljuh discussed the findings which you can find here.

This first report is a comparative study of 20 countries. The main objective was to evaluate how the amount of work required to build and care for healthy, thriving home environments is understood and valued.

If you have not yet completed it, please click here to participate, as your views make a valid contribution to society.

HRF Book Publication

This year HRF will publish a book inspired by our recent Experts Meeting disseminating the myths and misconceptions and the true meaning of the home. Looking at the home from a new angle, tackling areas as diverse as Sociology, Economics, Philosophy and Architecture, the book will be edited by Professor Emeritus Antonio Argandona, and should make a real impact on the worldview of the home. It identifies how the home functions both internally and externally, taking into consideration its important role in society.


"The Work of the Home" by Prof. Sophia Aguirre

A new working paper can be found on the link below. It aims to analyse the work of the home from the perspective of Sociology. As our Director explains: "The work of the home has been a paradigm worthy of academic analysis since long before the 1960s shift of women to the labour market. In fact, in the late eighteenth century and nineteenth century we find important intellectual antecedents in Home Economics as a field interested in the work of the home as a necessary social good."

Launch at the House of Lords

Lord Richard Best OBE hosted a breakfast event in the House of Lords on March 24th on behalf of Home Renaissance Foundation. The event was to launch "Bricks and Mortar Across Generations: A Think Piece on Intergenerational Living in the UK". The report explores the contours of policy and practice surrounding homes where two or more adult generations live under the same roof. It presents the findings of interviews with policymakers, practitioners and thought leaders in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and calls for a Commission on Intergenerational Housing.
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