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 grounded analysis into ways in which our HIV prevention programs and advocacy activities affect women’s vulnerability to HIV. CARE has set out on a global journey to explore the relationship between women’s empowerment and vulnerability to HIV through a multi-country, comparative research study in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Lack of nutritious food is a fundamental barrier to health and wellbeing for the most vulnerable, poor and marginalized people in the world. Because of the complex relationships between agriculture, food security and nutrition, improving nutrition in an integrated way is one of the most cost-effective investments we can make — the ultimate form of prevention for disease, providing a healthy environment for learning and attacking poverty at its roots.
Globally, CARE’s health programs prioritize addressing gender inequity and investing in women’s empowerment in order to achieve sustainable improvements in health, as well as to ensure that women realize their full human rights. In order to strengthen and standardize our measurement of women’s empowerment in our programs, CARE has developed a new, multidimensional quantitative survey tool.
CARE's Pathways program focuses on improving poor smallholder women farmer’s productivity and profitability by empowering women to more fully engage in equitable agriculture systems. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented in Ghana, Malawi, Bangladesh, India, Mali, and Tanzania, Pathways is designed to improve the food security and livelihood resilience of poor smallholder women farmers and their families.
Empowering women to ensure family planning coverage, quality and equity