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 projects focus on understanding and supporting people’s own choices and efforts to rebuild and self-recover following natural disasters. The overall aim of the project is to inform humanitarian shelter practice and improve its impact.
The case for self-recovery - article in Forced Migration Review by CARE's shelter team experts Bill Flinn, Holly Schofield and Luisa Miranda Morel on the sectors 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 PSB 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
Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW), an innovative programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), aims 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?
The well-established notion of Decent Work focuses on the workplace and social protection for workers. CARE’s concept of Dignified Work goes beyond this to include access to work - because women face many issues beyond employer discrimination (such as the burden of unpaid care) before they can have the same access to work as men do; and the issue of women's control over the use of their wages and assets. Find out more in this Insights blog by Gerry Boyle and this video by Joe Sutcliffe.
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