Development Blog

May 10th was Mother’s Day in many parts of the world – a day when families celebrate motherhood and honour mothers’ contributions to their children, the community, and the world. It takes a lot of love, effort, and dedication to be… Read more...
Syrian sisters Haneen, 14, (left) and Sidra, 13, (right) join friend Reem, 14, (centre) in a peer to peer support group for Syrian and Jordanian teens at a CARE community centre in Irbid, Jordan. Syrian sisters Haneen, 14, (left) and Sidra, 13, (right) join friend Reem, 14, (centre) in a peer to peer support group for Syrian and Jordanian teens at a CARE community centre in Irbid, Jordan.
COVID-19 has become an unprecedented global crisis, affecting everyone - but not equally so. CARE International UK’s new study on COVID-19 and women’s economic justice and rights shows that women and girls are disproportionately affected by the economic effects of… Read more...
In the COVID-19 crisis, some commentators have noted that governments with women leaders have responded more effectively. For the most effective response and recovery, women’s leadership must go far beyond the top role, to be supported at all levels, in… Read more...
Empowering women workers in Bangladesh Empowering women workers in Bangladesh
Microfinance organisations serve approximately 140 million low-income people around the world. And the vast majority of these are women (roughly 80%), who live in rural areas (roughly 65%) . At the end of March when the world was starting to… Read more...
People stand in line at Umutanghua Lending Bank, Rwanda People stand in line at Umutanghua Lending Bank, Rwanda
“We know that when emergencies hit, women and girls come last,” says CARE’s Humanitarian Policy Director, Susannah Friedman. CARE has been thinking about how COVID is going to impact gender based violence since early March, when we released the first… Read more...
A woman talks to a facilitator regarding gender based violence (GBV) services in Rwanda A woman talks to a facilitator regarding gender based violence (GBV) services in Rwanda
Cash support in times of crisis can keep markets functioning, keep money flowing to small businesses that desperately need it, and save lives and livelihoods at the same time – because it means people can get what they need, when… Read more...
CARE’s COVID-19 response includes cash support to households in Grand Anse, Haiti CARE’s COVID-19 response includes cash support to households in Grand Anse, Haiti