CARE is committed to working for gender justice – a world where all people, whatever their sex or gender identity, are free from fear and the threat of violence, and enjoy equal rights, freedoms, and access to opportunities and resources.
Written by Clare Daly
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 16:50
When emergencies strike, CARE works to meet people’s basic shelter needs: protection from the elements, security and a base for their livelihoods. CARE’s approach to shelter creates an enabling environment to mobilise the skills, experience, capacities and resources of affected populations so that they are supported as active agents of their own change.
Our 5 principles of shelter are:
The affected population is the first responder and the most important stakeholder
Shelter responses are always context specific
Shelter programmes should be holistic and integrated
There is a multitude of options for the delivery of shelter programmes
A strong focus on the needs of women and girls
CARE shelter experts currently form part of the Self-recovery from Humanitarian Crisis research team – an interdisciplinary research project led by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), Oxford Brookes University, in collaboration with CARE International UK. Other project partners include Catholic Relief Services (CRS), CRAterre, the Global Shelter Cluster, Habitat for Humanity, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the British Geological Survey (BGS).
The project focuses on understanding and supporting people’s own choices and efforts to rebuild and self-recover following disasters. The overall aim of the project is to better understand the self-recovery process to inform humanitarian shelter practice, ensuring construction of safer, healthier homes.
Working towards healthier homes – report from a multi-sectoral shelter and health learning day that explored connections between housing and health in order to build back healthier, as well as safer, after humanitarian crises.
The case for self-recovery – article in Forced Migration Review by CARE’s self-recovery research team on the sector’s development of effective and appropriate approaches to supporting the practice of self-recovery for affected people
Self-recovery in Nepal: Reflecting with practitioners – blog by the self-recovery team about a roundtable discussion held in the Dhading District of Nepal with local practitioners, academics, policymakers and affected communities to reflect on the self-recovery programmes in the area since the devastating earthquakes in 2015.
The Indashyikirwa ('champions of change' in Kinyarwanda) project is a gender based violence (GBV) prevention programme that was implemented in 14 sectors across seven districts of Rwanda from 2015 to 2019.
Written by Clare Daly
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 10:44
TheWork and Opportunities for Women (WOW)programme is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) andaims to enhance the economic empowerment of 300,000 women working in global value chains by 2022.
The Global Savings Groups Conference convened by the SEEP Network was held in Rwanda from 22-24 May. At the conference CARE led or participated in a number of peer learning sessions including:
Scaling savings groups through government programmes
Emerging best practice in the design and delivery of digitally-enabled financial services for savings groups
Speeding up useful linkages: Reducing time in meeting group demand for formal services
Indashyikirwa: A gender-transformative, economic empowerment programme to prevent Intimate Partner Violence
De la transaction à la transformation : Les groupes d’épargnes, l'action collective, et la participation politique des femmes en Afrique de l'Ouest (in French, with simultaneous translation into English)
Read our wrap-up blog on the conference, with reflections and learnings from POWER Africa programme managers Nicedore Nkurunziza (CARE Burundi) and Fati Abdou Karine (CARE Côte d’Ivoire) who participated in the conference and led sessions.
Written by Super User
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 18:11
Why is dignified work crucial for women’s economic empowerment?
Dignified work enables the economic empowerment of women through promoting decent working conditions, tackling the barriers that women face to achieving equity in the workplace, and supporting women to take control over their wages and unpaid care work.
Women workers face many barriers to economic empowerment inside and outside of the ‘workplace’, including issues at work (such as unequal working conditions), in their homes and communities, and during their commute. These barriers all have an impact on their ability to stay in work, the conditions of their work, and the economic benefits of it for women. Dignified work promotes the economic empowerment of women workers in all spheres of their lives. Find out more in this Insights blog and this video.
Presentation and launch of High Level Panel toolkits by Purna Sen, UN Women Policy Director
Panel discussion on implementing the High Level Panel recommendations, the need for future progress checks, and sharing of good practices on women’s economic empowerment – with a focus on efforts by and with private sector partners, including strengthening women’s role in their global value chains
Speakers were Nana Afadzinu (WACSI), Gwen Hines (DFID), Cynthia Drakeman (DoubleXEconomy), Cathy Pieters (Mondelēz International), Nilufar Verjee (CARE). Read full speaker bios here
Family planning saves lives and promotes resilience in humanitarian contexts – this report published by the International Rescue Committee, CARE, Save the Children and the Women’s Refugee Commission On behalf of the the Inter-agency Working Group for Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG) includes collaborative solutions and actions that need to be taken by countries, implementing agencies, and donors
Designing for impact at scale – CARE’s 2016 report on progress towards our objective of supporting 100 million women and girls to exercise their rights to sexual, reproductive and maternal health and a life free from violence by 2020