This 54 page document describes the SHOUHARDO food security program in Bangladesh and how it uses a women's empowerment model to...
CARE started its operations in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1949. Today, CARE Bangladesh amplifies the voices of the poor and the marginalized in ways that influence public opinion, development practices, and policy at all levels by drawing on grassroots experience and relationships with civil society, government, and the private sector.
We have made a long-term commitment to specific marginalized and vulnerable groups to achieve a lasting impact on the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice.
Bottom of the Pyramid Selling
Researchers studied a sales program that employs Bangladeshi women at the proverbial bottom of the pyramid, run by the Bangladesh arm of CARE.
Push, Pull and Cross-Cutting Strategies
A Pathways Programming Approach
Results of a Baseline Assessment From Six Countries in Africa and Asia
"For one to be productive, you need to have access to resources and to markets," says Henry Swira. "And it's easier for men to have access to resources, because that's how traditionally it's been constructed, when actually it is women who do 70 per cent of the work in the field."
In Africa, the majority of food is grown by women, yet women own less than 2 percent of the world’s land, access only 10 percent of agricultural credit, and are routinely – systematically? – excluded from oppportunities to engage in more profitable agricultural activities and productive crop systems.
46 million or more people have been affected by torrential rains and extreme monsoon weather across India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.
The October 1, 2007 press release - jointly issued by the United Nations, CARE and other leading humanitarian organizations - warns "a more forceful international response is necessary to prevent an even greater catastrophe that will have debilitating social consequences for the affected populations."
Bangladesh faces one of the highest rates of domestic violence worldwide.
Among women participating in the program, average incomes more than doubled.