In a new report titled “Reaching New Heights: The Case for Measuring Women’s Empowerment,” CARE sounds the call for gathering more evidence in the movement to empower women and girls worldwide.

It does so by highlighting the astounding results of SHOUHARDO, a program to reduce malnutrition among more than 2 million of the poorest people in Bangladesh. Researchers wondered how child stunting, a measure of the shortfall in growth due to malnutrition, could have plummeted 28 percent in less than four years, even amid a crop-crushing cyclone and food price spikes. By pouring through detailed data collected under SHOUHARDO they had one clear answer: women’s empowerment.

Latest Publications

What Works for Women?

  • Published: March 2012

How To Guide to Conflict Sensitivity

  • Countries: Kenya, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Global
  • Co-authors: Conflict Sensitivity Consortium
  • Published: February 2012

Peacebuilding with Impact: Defining Theories of Change

  • Countries: Netherlands, Ukraine, Zambia
  • Co-authors: Heidi Ober
  • Published: January 2012

Stories of harassment, violence and discrimination: migrant experiences between India, Nepal and Bangladesh

  • Countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal
  • Co-authors: ODI, Big Lottery Fund
  • Published: January 2012

CCT Programmes and Women's Empowerment in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador

  • Co-authors: Maxine Molyneux and Marylin Thomson
  • Published: December 2011

Vulnerabilities of movement: cross-border mobility between India, Nepal and Bangladesh

  • Countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal
  • Co-authors: ODI, Big Lottery Fund
  • Published: November 2011