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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

Three years of impact: what’s changing in the garment industry?
We want the women employed in the supply chains of the companies which make your clothes to have access to decent jobs free from violence and harassment and to be…
Why bother? The case for building alliances with Social Movements
By Reshma Aziz Khan and Sébastien Fornerod CARE seeks to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice to bring lasting change to the lives of poor and vulnerable…
How Rwanda reduced violence against women by half
“He always came home late and drunk and he often kicked the door open while hurling insults at me and the children. I became such a miserable person.... After a…
Women’s rights: Emmanuel Macron’s “great global cause” must become a reality at the G7
Published on behalf of the Women 7 movement: We are entering the final stretch before the G7 summit, which will open on 24 August in Biarritz. In September 2018, before…

Publications See all

Curiosity Collective: Evidence of social changes for women in savings groups
CARE has been working with Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) since we first launched the model in Niger in 1991. Over the years, VSLAs have reached more 7.6 million…
Cash and voucher assistance that works for women: 6 lessons from the field
A practice brief based on the multi-country study What does gender-sensitive cash and voucher assistance look like?, this briefing presents six key findings from the research.
What does gender-sensitive cash and voucher assistance look like?
This multi-country, participant-led study asked women, and the men in their communities, what gender-sensitive cash and voucher assistance means to them. From the research we were able to define the…
Supporting women’s social movements and collective actions: CARE International Gender Network position paper and guidance note
CARE is committed to tackling the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice to bring lasting change to the world’s most vulnerable. This requires supporting and engaging with change agents.…

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