Development Blog

At the International Labour Conference (ILC) taking place now (10-21 June 2019), governments, employers and unions are negotiating global legislation on ending violence and harassment in the world of work. A global Convention is vitally important if we want safe… Read more...
Line leader Maly Thorn is supervised by her Production Manager at a garment factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Line leader Maly Thorn is supervised by her Production Manager at a garment factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Today the 108th session of the annual International Labour Conference kicks off in Geneva. As momentum builds for a strong and inclusive ILO Convention to end violence and harassment in the world of work, we are pleased to note growing… Read more...
A garment worker at a factory in Cambodia A garment worker at a factory in Cambodia
Complete this sentence, “Today, I’m worried about where I will get the money to buy _________.” What filled in the blank for you? A car? A meal? If you’re a refugee woman in Uganda, one answer is likely to be… Read more...
A young woman in Uganda displaying her Ruby Cup storage bag A young woman in Uganda displaying her Ruby Cup storage bag
It sounds basic but exercising one’s right to work freely, unthreatened by any of several forms of harassment and violence, is not so easy for many around the world. Fortunately, from the #MeToo movement to the 16 days of activism… Read more...
Han Lee, a garment factory worker in Laos Han Lee, a garment factory worker in Laos
It’s something every country in the world can use right now: braver citizens and more responsive governments. That’s what CARE’s Implementation of Social Accountability Framework project in Cambodia achieved. So how did we do it, and what are the key… Read more...
Oeun has seen improvements at her local health centre in Koh Kong province, Cambodia Oeun has seen improvements at her local health centre in Koh Kong province, Cambodia
When I travelled to Zimbabwe at the end of last year to conduct the annual evaluation of our two microfinance partners there, I arrived just as its latest economic crisis was unfolding. So I was able to see for myself… Read more...
Lucia Mudima, a widow with four children, buys produce from small holder farmers in her community, ripens it, and sells it from her market stall in Harare Lucia Mudima, a widow with four children, buys produce from small holder farmers in her community, ripens it, and sells it from her market stall in Harare