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".

2021: Age-friendly homes and communities

This year’s focus is on the home as an environment for healthy ageing. Populations around the world are rapidly ageing and this demographic transition will have an impact on almost all aspects of society. A Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030 was declared by the World Health Organisation to emphasize the relevance of this issue.