Browse by Theme: Gender Equality

2015 is set to be a big year for CARE and other organisations working to end world poverty. So where are we at, where are we going, and what do we need to do to get there?

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This report explains why we cannot deliver sustainable development without tackling climate change and why we cannot tackle climate change without tackling the root causes of poverty – one of which is gender inequality.

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This paper, produced by CARE International with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), outlines the complex and inter-related challenges and barriers to achieving global food and nutrition security in an increasingly variable climate.

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The Trust Women conference (on 18-19 November) was fundamentally about women’s rights. You can’t talk of rights without talking of financial services because this encompasses so much else. Why are women not accessing education? Why do women not have access to banks? Why are women being discriminated against?

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This paper outlines CARE’s recommendations towards the G20 summit on 15-16 November 2014. The briefing paper focuses on issues of gender equality, climate change, financial inclusion, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the fight against Ebola.

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I have written before about ‘cross-sector’ collaboration and partnerships. About forging alliances with shared objectives where the private, public and NGO sectors can work together, realising mutually beneficial outcomes. We often talk about the combined ‘power’ of all these actors – but how do we put the ‘power’ in ‘empowerment’ into the hands of women on the frontline of overcoming gender inequality?

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After the global summit on sexual violence ended, CARE International UK’s conflict policy team set ourselves the task of making sure the interesting ideas we heard did not stop there. Over the next few months we will be scoping out plans for a regional campaign in the Great Lakes of Africa on changing male attitudes to women and sexual violence through the school curricula in each country as part of our focus on protecting and empowering women in conflict. Suggestions of reading or contacts and any tips very welcome.

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