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Nadine Nohr is a Trustee of CARE International UK.

Sitting in a board meeting in central London it is sometimes hard to grasp the day-to-day reality of CARE International programmes, particularly for those of us like myself not from the sector. Which was one of the reasons why the opportunity to witness first-hand the work that CARE does in the field felt like one not to be missed.

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As the Brussels II Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region gets underway, CARE International is partnering with UN Women, UNFPA, WILPF, Kvinna Til Kvinna, Oxfam and the Swedish government to host an event for Syrian women to share their priorities with ministers and senior officials. This blog outlines three suggestions from CARE to strengthen efforts to address gender and women’s rights in the Syrian crisis response.

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On Friday, CARE International UK submitted a response to UK Parliament’s International Development Committee’s Inquiry into sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector.

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This report collects and summarises new data and evidence from reports and research on women and girls’ specific vulnerabilities in natural disasters and conflicts. It shows that disasters disproportionately affect women and girls and offers insight into the underlying reasons why.

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In June 2017 the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, announced that “the UN has to change” and shift to a new way of working. Amongst other action points, and building upon commitments made at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, he highlighted the importance of bridging the humanitarian/development divide through building a ‘Nexus’, with the potential for also integrating peacebuilding work.

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In the Dadaab refugee camps, CARE International and the International Rescue Committee have developed a comprehensive case management approach to address the needs of gender-based violence survivors. A cornerstone of this work has been to develop a broader implementation of traditional GBV outreach, community mobilisation, and case management to include task sharing with refugees known as refugee community workers.

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Will the parliamentary debate on refugee family reunion be a chance for the UK government to adopt a fairer approach? Right now in the UK, refugees who have been torn apart from their families by war and persecution continue to be separated from the people they love because of unfair and restrictive rules.

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