Development Blog

The only good thing about the recent revelations over the yawningly wide gender pay gap at the BBC was the outrage. People felt it was morally corrupt and utterly unequal that women were paid less than men for doing the… Read more...
A CARE project in Cambodia advocated for equal labour rights for women construction workers A CARE project in Cambodia advocated for equal labour rights for women construction workers
Largely through the efforts of the Trade Union movement, the ILO is now in a process of considering whether to establish a new instrument or instruments on “Ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work”.… Read more...
A garment factory manager holds a sign supporting CARE Cambodia’s campaign against sexual harassment in the workplace A garment factory manager holds a sign supporting CARE Cambodia’s campaign against sexual harassment in the workplace
The Decade of African Women – launched in 2010 by the African Union – has seen significant strides made by African countries to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Notable within West Africa has been the drive towards women’s economic… Read more...
Eunice Quanioo, a savings group member in central Ghana Eunice Quanioo, a savings group member in central Ghana
On Wednesday 6 September, business leaders and global experts will convene in London to discuss how the private sector can advance the 2017 recommendations of the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Why does it matter, and what… Read more...
A garment worker in a factory in Cambodia A garment worker in a factory in Cambodia
The Doing Development Different (DDD) community emerged in August 2014 and advocates that (a) the barriers to development are as much political as technical; (b) international development agencies therefore need to design programmes to be problem-driven, locally led, flexible and… Read more...
Ibrahim, a farmer in Malawi, with the rainfall record he keeps for his farmers committee Ibrahim, a farmer in Malawi, with the rainfall record he keeps for his farmers committee
Until the acceleration of violence in 2015, women in Yemen were making some headway in challenging a system that largely excludes them from public life. But since 2015, war has impacted not only on their security and health, but also… Read more...
Women in Lahj, Yemen, carrying water they collected from a CARE water point Women in Lahj, Yemen, carrying water they collected from a CARE water point