Browse by Theme: Women's Voice

“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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Privately, everyone working in development talks about domestic workers' rights. Publicly, no-one does. Why not?

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CARE International and the Overseas Development Institute are organizing the international conference "Women, Migration and Development: Investing in the future". This event will highlight the need to acknowledge migration as a key factor for sustainable development and the need to better protect the human rights of migrants.

If you would like to invest in your future in the development sector, here are 5 reasons why you should send apply for an internship working on this conference:

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Today we launch our paper Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: civil society's experience of ratifying ILO Convention 189 in the Andes. Since 2010, we have been supporting domestic workers and their organisations in the Andean region to fight for their labour rights. The rights include a minimum salary, a written contract and social protection such as provisions for maternity leave.

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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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