Browse by Theme: Gender Equality

Child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) happens in nearly every country on the planet and has devastating consequences, especially for young girls. These types of marriages are often followed quickly by pregnancy, which carries huge risks, as the adolescent girls most affected by CEFM are not mentally or physically mature enough to carry a child and give birth. Still, most married girls are expected to get pregnant as soon as possible. Why the rush? And why do some couples choose to defy expectations and postpone having their first child?

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The UK’s integrated review of security, defence, development and foreign policy should be a real opportunity to reframe our country’s external engagement with the world in light of where we are in 2020. But as the UK government chooses a COP26 team that is all-male I have to ask myself; truly – does this demonstrate a government that really understands where we are in 2020?

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Growing up in Uganda I saw directly the effects of climate change. Temperatures have risen and extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and droughts have increased in intensity and frequency.

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“The course of life changed overnight,” says Carrine Annette Bidzogo, from Cameroon. Carinne is one of more than 6,000 women who share their voices in CARE’s new report She Told Us So: Filling the Data Gap to Build Back Equal. The first ever report of its kind, it highlights how women themselves say they are experiencing the coronavirus pandemic, and what that tells us about what we need to do next.

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This in-depth research report reveals differing perspectives between women and men when it comes to the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The UK government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy is intended to help define the government’s vision for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. CARE International UK made this submission which calls on the UK to drive poverty reduction and sustainable development with high quality, impactful aid; and put gender equality and women’s human rights at the heart of foreign policy and international aid.

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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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