Development Blog

Violence against women and girls is one of the worst global epidemics. Studies show that gender-based violence (GBV) accounts for as much death and ill-health in women aged 15-44 years as cancer does. It is a greater cause of ill-health… Read more...
A call to stop domestic violence in Uganda A call to stop domestic violence in Uganda © CARE
The development world has long embraced micro-finance, and there is a lot of hype about micro-entrepreneurs, but what exactly is a micro-franchise? Read more...
 A woman participant in the Krishi Utsho micro-franchise network A woman participant in the Krishi Utsho micro-franchise network © CARE
The upcoming global summit (from June 10–13 in London) shines the spotlight back onto the subject of sexual violence in conflict. Newcomers to the subject might gasp and rightly point out: “This is horrifying, this is awful, something must be… Read more...
A woman survivor of sexual violence receives medical support in Burundi A woman survivor of sexual violence receives medical support in Burundi © CARE
CARE International is holding two public events on Wednesday 11 June 2014 at the Global Summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict in London - find out what they are about and who's speaking, and please come along and join… Read more...
UN peacekeepers in armoured vehicles in the Democratic Republic of Congo UN peacekeepers in armoured vehicles in the Democratic Republic of Congo © CARE/Kate Holt
The right to work for refugees is vital. In fact, increasing the economic opportunities for refugees is the only way in which they can become autonomous and productive, escape from long-term limbo and prevent them from being a burden on… Read more...
Syrian refugee participants in a CARE vocational training programme in Amman, Jordan Syrian refugee participants in a CARE vocational training programme in Amman, Jordan
In the Balkans, the success of CARE’s work with young men in schools has led to governments in Serbia, Croatia and Kosovo approving and accrediting a life skills curriculum focused on gender-based violence, positive masculinities and relationships for use in… Read more...
Marko, aged 17, a participant in CARE's Young Men Initiative in Kosovo, with his father Dragan © CARE/Claudia Adolphs Marko, aged 17, a participant in CARE's Young Men Initiative in Kosovo, with his father Dragan © CARE/Claudia Adolphs