CARE has worked in Cameroon since 1978. Since then, in collaboration with various government stakeholders and development actors, we focus on access to water, environmental protection, food security, primary health projects and the fight against AIDS.
Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.
This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.
Case studies show that respecting the rights and realities of indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities is the only way to ensure that the forests remain standing.
The Sahel Region in West Africa is among the poorest and least developed in the world. It is characterized by low-level seasonal rainfall and chronic food insecurity. In recent years, rainfall has decreased and became more erratic, resulting in poor agricultural productivity and high livestock mortatlity rates.