CARE opened offices in Madagascar in 1992 with a mission to address the root causes of poverty among Madagascar’s poorest communities. We identified these root causes as social exclusion, lack of access to basic resources and services, poor governance, and gender inequality.
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.
The importance of expanding access to financial services for the world’s poorest people is increasingly recognized.
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.