Browse by Theme: Gender Equality

Empowering women is not without risks – we need to identify and overcome them...

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“Violence against women is accepted and some people even forget that it is a crime. It’s so common that it’s no longer considered as a serious matter.” These words from a woman activist in northern Ecuador, on the border with Colombia, are a stark reminder of what women are up against. So what can be done to protect women from the ever-present threat of gender-based violence?

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CARE International UK invites you to the launch of our latest report on domestic workers and the ratification of ILO Convention 189. 

Venue: One Great George Street, Westminster SW1P 3 AA
Date: Tuesday 8 April, 9am-11 am
RSVP: by Friday 4 April: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0207 0916086 to confirm attendance

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As diplomats from around the world converge in New York for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW), CARE is bringing a delegation of women activists to the talks from Asia, Africa and Latin America to encourage states to give women a voice in monitoring development efforts, and to put gender equality at the heart of how we define development progress.

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There's a saying: what gets measured gets done. Right now, initiatives to promote gender equality in Indian companies are not being measured and, for the most part, they're not getting done.

On International Women's Day, CARE India is launching a new initiative calling for Indian companies to make a public commitment to gender equality by signing onto the UN Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP) and is publishing a practical tool to help them put the commitment into action.

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Leaving aside outcomes and outputs, and M&E plans, and monitoring and analysis tools, and all that comprises a workshop, by far the most immediate, energising and perhaps memorable outcome is the opportunity to learn from colleagues in ways that advances your understanding of your bit of the world.

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You may think the title of this blog is a terrible pun but, nonetheless, it is time we started to care more about about care work, writes Tom Aston, CARE's Governance Advisor who's currently based in Bolivia.  

Recently, a mountain of work has been produced by the UN, IDS, Oxfam and Action Aid on the importance of valuing unpaid care work – cooking, cleaning, caring for children, sick and elderly family members, etc. This work means that many women (and some men) are ‘time poor’.

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