Browse by Theme: Gender Equality

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 members, 81% of them women. The economic impacts of the VSLA groups are well documented. Less formally documented is the impact that VSLAs have on women themselves and on the social fabric of their communities.

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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.

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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 elements of gender-sensitive cash and voucher assistance that work, and make recommendations for CARE's work.

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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. Research shows that major social change only occurs when those who have been excluded from power organise collectively in the form of social movements to challenge existing systems and their impact. In addition, there is growing evidence globally that feminist social movements are driving gender justice.

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This rapid gender and protection analysis, conducted by the COSACA consortium and led by CARE, highlights the ways in which instability and entrenched gender inequalities are worsening the impact of Cyclone Kenneth in north Mozambique for women, girls and marginalised groups.

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The publication provides guidance, tools and examples of the successful integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in climate-smart agriculture work. It demonstrates the necessity and benefits of incorporating a GEWE approach; describes strategies for enhancing the engagement of women and particularly vulnerable groups; and provides practical examples and tools on gender equality and women’s empowerment in agriculture.

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CARE International and Diageo have been working together in a global partnership since 2016, empowering women and engaging men to address the root causes of gender inequality throughout the Diageo value chain and beyond. CARE has conducted an in-depth gender analysis of Diageo’s barley value chain in the Oromia region in Ethiopia to analyse the barriers and opportunities for women’s empowerment.

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