Browse by Theme: Women's Economic Empowerment

As CARE gets ready to launch its new Women’s Economic Justice strategy, we’re sharing some diverse perspectives on why women’s economic justice matters and what’s needed to achieve it. Shanti Uprety is a Programme Manager at International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW AP), a women’s rights organisation and one of CARE’s key partners on the #RatifyC190 campaign. Shanti shares her thoughts on why a rights-based approach is important, why we need a more caring economy, and why community-driven initiatives are often the most transformative.

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As CARE gets ready to launch its new Women’s Economic Justice strategy, we’re sharing some diverse perspectives on why women’s economic justice matters and what’s needed to achieve it. Linda Scott is an academic, a long-term partner of CARE and author of The Double X Economy. From the impact of COVID-19 to the value of unpaid care to the role of the private sector, here are some of Linda’s thoughts on why the economic potential and contribution of women cannot be ignored.

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A catalytic collaboration in Vietnam is stimulating business growth for women entrepreneurs by challenging misconceptions and improving access to finance, networks and critical support services. Here we share five key principles behind successful partnership.

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As a leader in the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), CARE is making bold commitments to invest $100 million in supporting 10 million women and girls as leaders through savings and solidarity groups. We will also invest an additional $30 million in humanitarian funding to organizations women and girls lead and that focus on women’s and girls’ rights. We are convinced that is the best way the world can deliver on our commitment to achieve gender equality by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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In the run-up to the Paris Generation Equality Forum 2021, the Economic Justice and Rights (EJR) Action Coalition CSO and youth organizations leaders have run a number of regional consultations to gather local civil society inputs on women’s and girls’ needs and priorities when it comes to unpaid care work. 

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This World Refugee Day, I reflect on this often-repeated phrase since COVID-19 disrupted all our lives: “No one is safe until everyone is safe”. We have seen how interconnected our planet is. With COVID-19 spreading quickly beyond borders, global cooperation has been key to saving lives. Yet, the pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing inequalities, with the most vulnerable populations often getting left behind.  

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The Made by Women strategy seeks to ensure women in the garment industry have access to decent jobs, are free from violence and harassment and can give voice to their rights at work. Engaging with women, businesses, governments and civil society partners across the supply chain, this area of work focuses on addressing some of the most fundamental barriers to women accessing their rights in the garment industry. Learn more about Made by Women's impact to date in 2020 and our focus for the future. 

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