Browse by Theme: Conflict & Fragility

This report presents a review of experiences from the Every Voice Counts (EVC) programme, an inclusive governance initiative implemented by CARE Nederland and partners from 2016 to 2020. The overall objective of the programme was to contribute to building inclusive and effective governance in six (post) Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings (FCAS). The research documented here explores the validity of EVC’s programme-level theory of change as a framework for promoting inclusive and effective governance in FCAS.

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After 10 years of conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria, this research seeks to better understand Syrian women’s experiences during the past decade, with a focus on how their lives have changed, the livelihoods strategies they have employed, and their experiences with food insecurity.

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This report appraises top government donors and UN agencies on financing women’s rights and women-led organisations in countries experiencing humanitarian crises and on ensuring women’s participation in leadership. It finds that UN agencies and wealthy nations have not adequately taken action on rhetoric to ensure women and girls are at the heart of response to crises.

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Women and girls are the hardest hit by conflict and disasters but often have little or no say in the design and delivery of humanitarian aid. CARE’s Women Lead in Emergencies approach is the first practical toolkit for frontline humanitarians to support women to take the lead in responding to crises that directly affect them and their communities. Below are some of the lessons we have learned piloting this approach with women’s groups in the Omugo refugee settlement in the West Nile in Uganda. 

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As the USA inaugurates a new president in an atmosphere of heightened security in the wake of shocking violence at the Capitol earlier this month, the partners CARE works with in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia are celebrating some of the successes they have had running programmes to counter violent extremism, especially with young men.

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Research shows that in addition to improving income and access to savings, women’s participation in savings groups also improves their confidence, skills and ability to influence household decision-making. This prompts the question: do these benefits of women’s participation in savings groups extend into the public sphere? 

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CARE’s annual report highlighting the 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of the year. The analysis reveals a concerning trend of crises – particularly on the African continent – being neglected year after year.

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