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.
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
Learn a little about the reality of women domestic workers in Latin America.
You might also be interested in...
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