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CARE’s discussion event at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict asked panellists to share their experience on what works in engaging men and boys – and what are their practical recommendations for scaling up this work and… Read more...
Panellists at the 'Tackling root causes of violence' event Panellists at the 'Tackling root causes of violence' event © CARE
CARE International is calling for increased attention to engaging men and boys on gender-based violence at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. This is not an uncontroversial stance. Some say it risks distracting from, or worse undermining,… Read more...
Boys in Pristina taking part in CARE's Young Men Initiative Boys in Pristina taking part in CARE's Young Men Initiative © CARE/Armend Nimani
Over recent years, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been a kind of laboratory for different initiatives to tackle impunity for war rape. Last year, the UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie visited the DRC and CARE’s projects… Read more...
A CARE staff member leading a training session for community volunteers in the DRC on how to raise awareness and respond to gender-based violence A CARE staff member leading a training session for community volunteers in the DRC on how to raise awareness and respond to gender-based violence © CARE/Sabine Wilke
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