We know that empowering women is fundamental to ending poverty and protecting human rights and dignity. But as program implementers and advocates, we want to better understand how increasing women’s empowerment influences women’s vulnerabilities to HIV so that we can strengthen this work and scale it up. With this in mind, CARE set out on a global journey to explore this relationship between women’s empowerment and vulnerability to HIV through a multi-country, comparative research study in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
CARE recognizes the need for analysis into ways in which our HIV prevention programs affect women’s vulnerability to HIV.
Lack of nutritious food is a barrier to health and wellbeing for the most vulnerable, poor and marginalized people in the world.
In order to strengthen and standardize our measurement of women’s empowerment in our programs, CARE has developed a new survey tool.
CARE's Pathways program empowers women to more fully engage in equitable agriculture systems.
Empowering women to ensure family planning coverage, quality and equity
CARE responds to dozens of disasters each year, reaching approximately 12 million people through our emergency programs.