Browse by Theme: Gender Equality

September 11th marks six months since the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic. It’s hard to believe both how long this has continued and that we have only been operating in pandemic mode for six months. Some days it’s hard to remember what the world looked like before coronavirus.

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The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are exposing the existing flaws in food systems, many of which stem from gender inequalities and the unfair treatment of women and girls. Rising hunger and food shortages are also putting additional burdens on women, from mental health risks to gender-based violence. This report, based on a CARE analysis of 73 global reports proposing solutions to the hunger pandemic, shows that responses to COVID-19 and related hunger crises are either ignoring women and girls or treating them as victims who have no role in addressing the problems they face.

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Local women-led organisations and women’s rights organisations play critically important roles in crisis response, but their efforts often lack both political and financial support. In this report, 15 such organisations provide a snap-shot of the COVID-19 response to date in terms of access to funding, partnerships and decision-making for women-led organisations and women’s rights organisations. 

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Fifteen years ago today was the last day of the Gleneagles G8 Summit. I was there as the adviser for Africa and International Development for Number 10. This was the culmination of a campaign that saw 9 million brits demonstrate their support for aid to the worlds’ poorest people and 225,000 people joined the Make Poverty History march. It felt like a momentous day as the G8 made some huge commitments in response to the campaign. 

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Three months after CARE’s first Rapid Gender Analysis on COVID-19, what has changed, what is the same, and what do we know now? CARE has continued to closely monitor this situation by conducting context-specific analyses in 5 regions covering 64 countries. This has included conversations and data collection with more than 4,500 women. This new analysis confirms the initial findings and predictions of the first analysis, and reveals new areas of high priority for women and girls — and for men and boys — as the crisis deepens.

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As part of London Climate Action Week 2020, CARE hosted 'Gender-just climate resilience in the COVID-19 response'.

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A summary of the key findings of a forthcoming CARE Rapid Gender Analysis for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) examining the impacts for refugees and displaced people of the coronavirus pandemic and the economically damaging efforts at controlling and mitigating COVID-19.

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