This 12 page brief lays out lessons learned from CARE's learning intiative on Engaging Men and Boys.
496,000 children younger than 5 are at risk of malnutrition
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CARE began its work in Mali in 1975 to help the government respond to an emergency. The work gradually shifted from emergency projects to programs aimed at helping local communities take initiatives for their own development. We emphasize the promotion of democratic governance, including helping community organizations become more effective.
We use partnerships to help build the sustainability of civil society. And we seek to defend the rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized people to obtain basic services. CARE’s program is one of the largest in Mali and is part of the Malian government’s poverty alleviation strategy.
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Nightmare in Mali
"It was total panic everywhere in the town of Diabaly and the population had only one choice: hide in their houses and pray to God."
Read "Nightmare in Mali," a first person account of the violence in Diabaly, Mali, as told to CARE.
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.
In an outer suburb of Bamako – Mali's capital - with half finished buildings on dusty dirt roads covered in litter, you enter a two-story house. Like many other derelict houses in the neighborhood, you're told, it is inhabited by "Northerners."
Education Findings from the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative
ATLANTA (August 7, 2012) - CARE says an $806 million funding gap is threatening to derail the international community's efforts to address the current food crisis and boost long-term food security in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa. More than 18 million people are facing hunger in the Sahel, including one million children at risk of severe malnutrition.
BAMAKO (January 31, 2013) - As fighting has subsided in Timbuktu, CARE and our local partners are ready to restart activities and support both returnees and people who have remained in the conflict-torn city. In the coming days, CARE will distribute more than 18,000 metric tons of food to more than 131,000 people.
"We know that people in Timbuktu have gone through a great deal of suffering, and have been forced to take tough decisions," said Claudine Mensah Awute, country director with CARE Mali.
Nearly 700,000 children at risk of malnutrition
BAMAKO (January 15, 2013) - Amid the fighting and violence that has flared up in Mali during the past week, CARE calls on all actors to protect and expand the humanitarian space in the north of Mali so that aid organizations can deliver urgent emergency assistance.