Browse by Theme: Women's Voice
Empowered women lead on community-based adaptation to climate change.Read more...
Lessons learned from Afghanistan, Nepal and Uganda on women’s participation in peacebuilding and post-conflict governance
UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR 1325, 2000) was hailed a victory for women’s rights activists around the world.
The adoption of the resolution represented a significant step forward in recognising the strategic contribution that women can make to peace and security policy, as well as acknowledging the increasing use of violence against women as a tactic of war.
Yet a decade later, women are still largely absent from peace negotiations. How can the policy be turned into practice, which impacts on the lives of women most affected by conflict?"Read more...
CARE International in Yemen is proud to have been associated with this initiative with rural women in Al Mahweet.
The accounts of the village men and women who took part speak clearly and positively of the real and lasting changes in their lives which have happened thanks to the hard work and dedication of CARE staff working in close partnership with local communities in Yemen under the coordination of Faiza Hisham and Stephany Kersten.
We hope that the images and accounts in this book will inspire the imaginations of others to help change the lives of more women in rural communities everywhere. This resource is also available in Arabic.
Empowerment of women, as formulated by CARE staff, is building the capacity of women to improve their knowledge, experiences and skills to make decisions, improve the livelihood of themselves and their families, to participate in development, and improve her self esteem, within the context of Islamic rules and beliefs.
For two years, CARE has been working with 13 women’s associations in Al Mahweet governorate to increase their capacity, manage their associations and to take charge of their own empowerment.
Civilians most affected by the conflict in Uganda are the grandmothers, mothers and sisters of those still with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Women have a critical role to play in trying to bring peace to their communities.
CARE recently conducted a survey on the peace talks among 75 women in six IDP camps in Gulu district. The survey shows that women are powerful voices for peace, but they are not being heard.
Resolution 1325: From rhetoric to practice, a report on the role of women in reconcilliation processes in the Great Lakes in AfricaJanuary 2005
On 31 October 2000 the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325, which stands as a landmark for the recognition of women’s rights in armed conflict.
Women are not only recognized as victims, but also as important actors in the post-war reconstruction.
The resolution addresses the need to increase women’s representation in peace processes and to support women’s peace initiatives.
It also addresses women’s vulnerability in armed conflict, particularly through gender based violence, and the need to prosecute such crimes.
Ending sexual violence during and after conflict: Sharing lessons from the Great Lakes Advocacy InitiativeJanuary 2005
As the world gathers at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, a four-year CARE project addressing gender-based violence in East Africa has shown just what kind of real policy changes can be achieved using joined up advocacy and strong evidence.Read more...