Development Blog

This World Refugee Day, I reflect on this often-repeated phrase since COVID-19 disrupted all our lives: “No one is safe until everyone is safe”. We have seen how interconnected our planet is. With COVID-19 spreading quickly beyond borders, global cooperation… Read more...
Lami with her savings group in Niger. ©CARENiger Lami with her savings group in Niger. ©CARENiger
For many years, efforts to promote gender equality in factories—including those specifically focused on preventing gender-based violence and harassment—have largely taken the form of CSR-style projects centered on training within factories. However, approaching the issue factory by factory means progress… Read more...
Sorya is a garment worker in Cambodia who used to see colleagues sexually harassing others. Sorya is a garment worker in Cambodia who used to see colleagues sexually harassing others. CARE Cambodia
Violence and harassment in the world of work is not just a labour issue but a societal issue, particularly given the ‘shadow pandemic’ of gender-based violence resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. How are national and regional organisations taking action to… Read more...
Event summary - Where will the next 10 C190 ratifications come from? Event summary - Where will the next 10 C190 ratifications come from?
Co-authored by Hester Le Roux and Siddikur Rahman As the Generation Equality Forum kicks off in Mexico City this week, we pause to reflect on all the challenges women still face on the road to equality and equity – especially… Read more...
Mrs. The, a garment worker in Vietnam, speaking at a public discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace Mrs. The, a garment worker in Vietnam, speaking at a public discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace
2020 saw the greatest challenges the garment industry – and its workers – have faced. At the end of five years of intense focus on the rights of women working in garment supply chains, CARE’s Made by Women strategy reflects… Read more...
Momena is leading change in her factory in Bangladesh Momena is leading change in her factory in Bangladesh
Time and again it becomes clear that when women are economically empowered, the whole community benefits. That’s why supporting women to start a business is a core focus of CARE. Via, for example, training and access to finance, such as… Read more...
Sharmini Thiyakaran, business owner in Sri Lanka Sharmini Thiyakaran, business owner in Sri Lanka
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