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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

Think inside the organisation: catalyzing internal advisors as consultants
If you work in international development, you have probably experienced that pressing need for support. You need to conduct an assessment, your proposal design should have started yesterday, and the…
Ending workplace violence and harassment – significant progress but no time to rest on our laurels
On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2020, advocates for better labour rights, especially for women workers, have been celebrating a major achievement: there is now a new international labour standard…
Climate change and women and girls on the frontlines
I have been part of rapid response teams deploying to typhoons, cyclones and floods in Asia and droughts in East and Southern Africa and worked on emergency responses for 15…
The UK government is at risk of failing our first 100 day tests on equality, climate and development
When this new government was elected, CARE International UK and our supporters called for four actions in their first 100 days that would demonstrate their commitment to gender equality, tackling…

Publications See all

Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19
This Rapid Gender Analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic, based on secondary data analysis undertaken between 12-20 March 2020, explores the current and potential gendered dimensions of COVID-19 and highlights the…
Gender implications of COVID-19 outbreaks in development and humanitarian settings
This paper, based on lessons learned and analysis of prior public health crises in the developing world and humanitarian settings, aims to help ensure COVID-19 mitigation and response efforts take…
Why Climate Justice is a Gender Justice issue
This policy briefing from CARE International UK outlines why women must be a central part of the response to the climate crisis, and argues that the UK Government, as host…
Understanding resilience: Perspectives from Syrians
This report, based on in-depth and community-based research, sought to examine resilience in Syria from the experiences and reflections shared by Syrians inside the country. The research focused on the…

Video

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