Development Blog

Co-authored by Hester Le Roux and Siddikur Rahman As the Generation Equality Forum kicks off in Mexico City this week, we pause to reflect on all the challenges women still face on the road to equality and equity – especially… Read more...
Mrs. The, a garment worker in Vietnam, speaking at a public discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace Mrs. The, a garment worker in Vietnam, speaking at a public discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace
2020 saw the greatest challenges the garment industry – and its workers – have faced. At the end of five years of intense focus on the rights of women working in garment supply chains, CARE’s Made by Women strategy reflects… Read more...
Momena is leading change in her factory in Bangladesh Momena is leading change in her factory in Bangladesh
Time and again it becomes clear that when women are economically empowered, the whole community benefits. That’s why supporting women to start a business is a core focus of CARE. Via, for example, training and access to finance, such as… Read more...
Sharmini Thiyakaran, business owner in Sri Lanka Sharmini Thiyakaran, business owner in Sri Lanka
As the international debate rages around vaccine nationalism, the world is ignoring one of the most important investments we need to make to ensure fast and fair global vaccine distribution: fair pay and decent working conditions for those who deliver… Read more...
Nurse Rugiatu at a Primary Health Unit in Sierra Leone (2018) Nurse Rugiatu at a Primary Health Unit in Sierra Leone (2018)
As a Syrian woman working on the humanitarian response to the crisis in my own country for the past eight years, I have experienced firsthand how the response was not able to meet the needs of women and girls, without… Read more...
Staff working at a CARE-supported hospital in Syria Staff working at a CARE-supported hospital in Syria
Last year, 2020, should have represented the best year ever for EU gender equality policy-making and commitments. Over the course of the year, the EU made some great strides on gender equality and indeed, the year very nearly was a… Read more...
Almaz Mekonen, who participated in a family planning project in Ethiopia funded by the European Union under the EU RESET Program Almaz Mekonen, who participated in a family planning project in Ethiopia funded by the European Union under the EU RESET Program