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Gender justice

Gender justice

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.

Our programmes use four main strategies to support women’s empowerment and to achieve sustainable changes in gender relations:

CARE is also committed to working in solidarity with international women’s movements and to building partnerships that amplify the agendas of women-led and women’s rights organisations in the global South - such as support for domestic worker associations and unions in Latin America.

This guidance note outlines why and how CARE works with partners, women and communities to promote gender equality and women’s voice across our global outcome areas.

The Gender, power and development primer offers further detail on what works in programming in our priority areas.

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Conflict and changing gender roles in Yemen – what does the research tell us about the affect of the war on women’s rights?

Women’s leadership in cocoa-farming communities – CARE’s peer review of Mondelez’s Cocoa Life programme

We need structural reform to end sexual harassment and violence against women - reflecting on the #MeToo movement and the work that needs to be done

The learning behind the numbers: How CARE is helping prevent gender based violence - an overview of the impact of CARE projects working to prevent GBV

5 Minute Inspiration: How does a savings account promote men's engagement? - How VSLAs are transforming gender dynamics in the household

Blogs See all

Can the EU deliver on gender equality in 2021 (and beyond)?
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…
Three tools for addressing gender-based violence and harassment in garment supply chains
“It makes both moral and business sense to be a leader in addressing the problem of gender-based violence and harassment.” These were the words of Scott Deitz, Founder of Convene…
5 minute inspiration: How factories are making women feel safer
“I felt humiliated and could not focus on my work after I was harassed by my co-worker. I decided to report to the sexual harassment prevention committee because I trust…
Don’t plan for us, plan with us: the power of women’s leadership in emergencies
Women and girls are the hardest hit by conflict and disasters but often have little or no say in the design and delivery of humanitarian aid. CARE’s Women Lead in…

Publications See all

Stop Telling Half The Story: The UK government must deliver on women’s leadership in 2021
Women and girls’ priorities must be central to crisis response, and the best way to make this happen is to have them lead efforts to prevent and respond. This briefing…
Opening open government: Women’s rights organisations and the Open Government Partnership in the Philippines
This research was funded by the Feminist Open Government Initiative, which uses research and action to encourage governments and civil society to champion initiatives leading to gender advancements in and…
Transforming leadership, challenging injustice: CARE’s approach to achieving women’s equal voice and leadership in public life and decision-making
Women’s marginalisation in public life and under-representation in decision-making and leadership perpetuates gender injustice. Supporting women to have a say in decisions that affect their lives is a strategy for…
A rapid gender analysis of the August 2020 Beirut explosion
On August 4 2020, the devastating Beirut explosion shook the whole city to its core, taking the lives of 191 persons (120 males, 58 females, and 13 unspecified), wounding at…

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Learn a little about the reality of women domestic workers in Latin America.

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Changing their World: Concepts and practices of women’s movements – case studies of feminist social movements by Association for Women’s Rights in Development

Why we should all be feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Ndichie’s TED talk

Women in power: Overcoming barriers to leadership and influence – Overseas Development Institute research programme on what enables and constrains women’s voice, leadership and decision-making power

Feminist leadership for social transformation – Srilatha Batliwala unpacks what feminist leadership means and looks like

The urgency of intersectionality - Kimberlé Crenshaw's TED talk

Combatting violence against women in global perspective – journal paper by Htun and Weldon shows women's movements are critical to VAW policy

UN Women expert's take - opinion pieces focusing on a specific issue, explained and deconstructed by UN Women specialists in that area

Global study on implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 – UN-led study looking at the challenges and lesson learnt from 15 years of implementing the women, peace and security agenda

Women’s Economic Empowerment: Navigating enablers and constraints – Hunt and Samman's research report prepared for the High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment

 

Resources and links 

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)– global feminist membership-based network with lots of publications and resources

Pathways of Women's Empowerment – international research and communications programme, hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, to bring about positive change in women’s lives. The website contains a wealth of  research and multi-media resources

UK Gender and Development Network (GADN) – UK-based membership network of NGOs, academics and practitioners working on gender, development and women’s rights. Website has information on the GADN working groups as well as resources on women’s participation and leadership, economic justice, VAWG and more

Womankind Worldwide – UK-based global women’s rights organisation, with advocacy and practitioner focused resources

International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW)– a US-based research institute focused on tackling challenges faced by women and girls worldwide

Gender Inequality Index – United Nations Development Programme index measuring women’s empowerment, economic status and health in 159 countries, updated annually

Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development - UN Women's SDG monitoring report on gender equality

Women in Politics 2017 map – IPU/UN Women annual map of women in elected office (executive and legislature)

Engendering Men: A collaborative review of evidence on men and boys in social change and gender equality - report by the Institute of Development Studies, Promundo-US and Sonke Gender Justice

Measuring gender-transformative change: A review of literature and promising practices - a CARE USA publication