Development Blog

Empowering women is not without risks – we need to identify and overcome them... Read more...
Anita Rani learned rug-making skills as part of a CARE empowerment programme in Bangladesh © CARE/Josh Estey Anita Rani learned rug-making skills as part of a CARE empowerment programme in Bangladesh © CARE/Josh Estey
“Violence against women is accepted and some people even forget that it is a crime. It’s so common that it’s no longer considered as a serious matter.” These words from a woman activist in northern Ecuador, on the border with… Read more...
Women at a gender-based violence workshop in Sucumbios Women at a gender-based violence workshop in Sucumbios © CARE
Campaigning on workers' rights in one sector can bring important gains – but in doing so, we must not ignore the needs of vulnerable workers in other sectors Read more...
A tea picker in Sri Lanka A tea picker in Sri Lanka © CARE
In June, a huge array of governments, NGOs and activists will descend on London for a four day summit aimed at making sexual violence in conflict a war crime as reviled as using chemical weapons or laying landmines. CARE will… Read more...
Many women in the conflict-affected Democratic Republic of Congo are survivors of sexual violence Many women in the conflict-affected Democratic Republic of Congo are survivors of sexual violence © CARE/Jake Lyell
Privately, everyone working in development talks about domestic workers' rights. Publicly, no-one does. Why not? Read more...
Machala Ecuador: domestic workers are often primary care givers to children. Machala Ecuador: domestic workers are often primary care givers to children. © CARE/Kathryn Richards
CARE's own microlending initiative, Lendwithcare.org, welcomed its Microfinance Institution partners from around the world to a workshop in London last week. The members highlighted how microcredit remains effective in fighting poverty, how peer-to-peer platforms can support this, and how social… Read more...
Three findings from Lendwithcare’s partners which refute the pessimists on (indirect) peer to peer microfinance © 2012 Wolfgang Gressmann/CARE