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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

Women paying the price for our clothes – How the EU can address gender inequity in the garment sector
By Huong Hoang and Céline Mias The global fashion industry is one of the most female-dominated industries in the world. It is a goliath of an industry which includes the…
Why the rush? – understanding early marriage and childbearing in rural Bangladesh
Child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) happens in nearly every country on the planet and has devastating consequences, especially for young girls. These types of marriages are often followed quickly…
Where does the real power lie in Global Britain? Is it with the men?
The UK’s integrated review of security, defence, development and foreign policy should be a real opportunity to reframe our country’s external engagement with the world in light of where we…
Fridays for Future: Life of a global South climate activist
Growing up in Uganda I saw directly the effects of climate change. Temperatures have risen and extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and droughts have increased in intensity and…

Publications See all

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…
Girl-driven change: Meeting the needs of adolesent girls during COVID-19 and beyond
As a result of the circumstances brought on by COVID-19, adolescent girls face myriad risks — ranging from an increased likelihood of exposure to violence and early marriage, to learning,…
She Told Us So: Filling the Data Gap to Build Back Equal
This in-depth research report reveals differing perspectives between women and men when it comes to the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy: Submission by CARE International UK
The UK government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy is intended to help define the government’s vision for the UK’s role in the world over the next…

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