Browse by Theme: Advocacy

CARE International position on the 15th anniversary of UNSCR 1325

This paper outlines recommendations from CARE International in close consultation with our local civil society partners towards the 15th anniversary review of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS).

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This paper summarises CARE’s position on strengths and weaknesses of the UN Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report of post-2015 sustainable development consultations to date, in relation to gender, climate change, governance and accountability.

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Advocacy is integral to delivering CARE's vision and mission. Available in English, French and Spanish, this manual is a toolkit of approaches, techniques and resources to help CARE staff, partners and other NGO colleagues think about how to integrate advocacy into their work.

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In 2011, the International Labour Conference voted to adopt Convention 189 which, for the first time, mandates state supported protection to ensure decent work for domestic workers. Yet to date, only 12 countries have ratified and submitted the convention.

As an organisation dedicated to helping women and girls overcome poverty and injustice, CARE International is working to ensure that more follow suit.

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Coinciding with the March 2014 Commission on the Status of Women taking place in New York, which is focussing on gender in the Millennium Development Goals, this policy brief provides suggestions on how to best enable progress on gender equality in the areas that have seen least progress since 2000.

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After decades of rule characterised by dictatorship, patronage and violence, in 2010 young people in the Arab world began to rise up and demand a new kind of politics. Women played their part as leaders and participants, and were not spared the backlash – suffering arrests, sexual harassment and even death. Though many commentators have warned that the Arab Spring is turning into an Autumn or Winter, with human rights rolled back and hopes for change dashed, CARE International’s research presents a more complex picture. As the dust continues to settle, there are both challenges and opportunities to expand the role women play in shaping the forces that affect their lives. The continuing upheaval in Egypt suggests that failures to address the root causes of the uprising and open up politics to new actors may not be sustainable over the long term.

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Influencing policy-makers is an integral part of what CARE International UK does to deliver on our organisation vision.

Who makes good policy? The former Head of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) suggested bearing in mind the qualities of these four historical figures, which one are you?...

  • Scherzerade 'The Storyteller'
  • Paul Revere 'The Networker'
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel 'The Do-er'
  • Rasputin or Machiavelli 'The Fixers'?

This handy A5 guide brings together tools and tips you can use and to help you think through how to integrate advocacy and policy-making into your work.

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