The promotion of gender equality and women’s voice is a core part of how CARE works everywhere, in fragile and conflict-affected states and least developed countries, as well as in middle income countries or the global North. It applies to our work in all program areas, including the four priority outcome areas in the CARE Program Strategy: humanitarian response; the right to sexual, reproductive and maternal health and a life free from violence; food and nutrition security and resilience to climate change; and women’s access to and control of economic resources.

This page offers an overview of key resources on CARE's commitments, strategies and tools. Highlights include:


CARE International gender equality policy (2018): CARE's organizational commitments and definitions related to gender equality. This includes:

CARE's Gender Equalty and Women's Voice approach strategy, 2018-2020, which guides how CARE gender resources are focused and organized.

These resources are also all available in French, Spanish and Arabic, below.


Gender Equality and Women's Voice guidance note: The guidance note outlines CARE’s theory of change, the gender standards required of all CARE offices, and programmatic models. It also includes CARE's organizational and partnership principles.

CARE gender orientation pack: The orientation pack offers links to key policies, strategies, knowledge management platforms and communities of practice on gender across CARE International.


Specific resources/manuals for work on gender in terms of:

Measurement: guidance, indicators and approaches

Advocacy for gender equality

Programming: manuals on  documented models, including Social Analysis and Action on gender and sexuality, integrating gender and conflict sensitive practice


Impact reports on CARE's progress in working on gender

Summary/learning briefs of initiative approaches and lessons learnt

Webinars to explore and discuss key themes related to gender equality and women's voice.


Related websites for additional learning and support.