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Two weeks on from the summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict and the dust is starting to settle. The positives outweigh the negatives so what next for the issue of gender-based violence and conflict, and what next for CARE? Read more...
An electronic display board at the Global Summit An electronic display board at the Global Summit © CARE
Peer-to-peer (P2P) micro-lending platforms, such as lendwithcare, have become a popular method of supporting small businesses in developing countries. Local microfinance institutions (MFIs) select borrowers and appraise their loan applications, which if approved, are financed by the P2P platform. Lendwithcare… Read more...
A lendwithcare entrepreneur meeting a a loan officer from lendwithcare partner the Cambodian Community Savings Federation A lendwithcare entrepreneur meeting a a loan officer from lendwithcare partner the Cambodian Community Savings Federation © Nancy Thomas/CARE
A researcher working for CARE International sent me an expert survey. The questions began, “What is your definition of women’s economic empowerment?” I thought long and hard. I finally answered: An economically empowered woman is one who can leave home… Read more...
A female road maintenance worker in Pakistan counting her salary during a cash distribution at a mobile service vehicle of Tameer Bank A female road maintenance worker in Pakistan counting her salary during a cash distribution at a mobile service vehicle of Tameer Bank © CARE/Wolfgang Gressman
CARE’s discussion event at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict explored how the trauma of conflict permeates society long after conflict ends, made recommendations about the role of education in challenging attitudes and behaviours, and identified some… Read more...
Saša Ostojić, Edouard Munyamaliza, Laura Bates and Dr Walter Busuttil Saša Ostojić, Edouard Munyamaliza, Laura Bates and Dr Walter Busuttil © CARE
CARE called on the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict to tackle the root causes by supporting and scaling up innovative programmes to engage men and boys on gender equality and gender-based violence prevention. At a CARE panel… Read more...
Couples participating in a 'journeys of transformation' gender workshop in Rwanda Couples participating in a 'journeys of transformation' gender workshop in Rwanda
Four days; over 120 states represented at senior levels from ministries of foreign affairs, defence, gender, education, justice and health; over 1,000 civil society activists; unscheduled demos from neglected conflicts and the movement against deportation of rape survivors; movie stars;… Read more...
John Kerry speaking at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict John Kerry speaking at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict © CARE