Browse by Theme: Women's Voice

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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CARE International UK’s submission to the International Development Committee Inquiry argues that, in order to deliver on its commitments to increase climate finance, ensure 50% is directed for adaptation, and to increase gender-responsiveness, the UK government needs to set out how new and additional finance, which does not compromise Official Development Assistance, will be met. It also needs to set targets and clear policies for increasing finance that is gender-responsive and reaches women’s rights organisations.

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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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2020 saw the greatest challenges the garment industry – and its workers – have faced. At the end of five years of intense focus on the rights of women working in garment supply chains, CARE’s Made by Women strategy reflects on what has – and has not – changed for workers.

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As a Syrian woman working on the humanitarian response to the crisis in my own country for the past eight years, I have experienced firsthand how the response was not able to meet the needs of women and girls, without the equal participation and leadership of women in the aid sector.

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