Browse by Theme: Covid19

Education systems around the world have been disrupted by COVID-19, leaving an estimated 1.2 billion children out of school. Marginalised adolescent girls are heavily affected, facing the combination of school closures, higher workloads at home, extreme poverty and the threat of gender-based violence. During this crisis, CARE’s projects are working with governments, teachers, girls’ clubs and communities to provide tailored options for remote learning along with diverse forms of support tailored to adolescent girls’ needs.

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As a result of the circumstances brought on by COVID-19, adolescent girls face myriad risks — ranging from an increased likelihood of exposure to violence and early marriage, to learning, health and economic losses. This report draws upon available country data from CARE’s work as well as external sources in order to highlight the initial impact of the pandemic on the health, well-being and safety of adolescent girls as well as their access to, and involvement in, essential services. The report also provides examples of program innovations developed during the pandemic to profile the ways in which CARE’s work has been contextualized to address the unique needs of adolescent girls across sectors.

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The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have undoubtedly been, and continue to be, terrible for individuals, communities, and countries. Yet the crisis provides the world with a unique opportunity, an opportunity to build forward rather than back. The purpose of this report is to highlight how best this can be done, via a holistic approach to economic, climate and humanitarian policies, and by putting women and girls at the centre of recovery and reform.

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On 17 March 2020, the Jordanian government introduced measures to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in Jordan. Under such measures, Jordanians were only able to leave their homes between 8.00am and 6.00pm. Every day at 6.00pm, a curfew siren would be sounded, after which point no one was permitted to leave their property. The punishments for breaking such measures were severe as the Jordanian government imposed one of the strictest nationwide lockdowns in the world, with lawbreakers facing arrest and up to a year in prison.

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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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