4 page brief that describes the first year of CARE's child marriage prevention programming in Bangladesh and Nepal, including our focus...
CARE was one of the first international aid agencies to work in Nepal. Today, CARE Nepal works to address the systemic and structural causes of poverty and social injustice, such as discrimination based on gender, caste, class and ethnicity; poor governance; and vulnerability from conflict and natural disasters. CARE has identified three core themes for its current programs:
- empowering women
- securing livelihoods and effectively managing natural resources
- addressing equity and social justice
CARE works with some of the poorest, most vulnerable communities in Nepal, focusing on Dalits (people deemed as lower class), socially excluded indigenous people, poor families, marriageable girls and boys, single women, people with HIV/AIDS, and people affected by conflict or disaster.
A Struggle to Overcome Discrimination in Nepal
My name is Dhan Bahadur Pariyar. I was born 35 years ago into an untouchable-caste family. I live with my 65-year-old father Mate, my 70-year-old mother Mangali, wife Suk Maya and Subash, who is 7.
Because I had been born into a lower caste, I was discriminated against my entire life. When I was 7, upper-caste people scolded me when I tried to drink water from a village water tap. I was surprised.
Migrant experiences between India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
With support from CARE Nepal, FEDO and Sancharika Samuha organized a public hearing program in Nepal.
Not every marriage lasts forever, but early marriage has lifelong consequences for girls. By forcing a child into premature adulthood, early marriage thwarts her chances at education, endangers her health and cuts short her personal growth and development.
It is important to understand the challenging situation facing Nepal’s nearly 6.6 million women of reproductive age (ages 15–49).
September 2012 Issue of CARE's Poverty Environment & Climate Change Network Newsletter
Respecting the rights and realities of indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities is the way to ensure that the forests remain standing.
Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Human Migration and Displacement
In 2008, CARE launched an ambitious Market Engagement Strategy that aims to empower 10 million women and girls to transition from poverty to prosperity by 2015 by improving their ability to access and benefit from markets and employment. This report represents a first assessment of how we are doing.
Lack of nutritious food is a barrier to health and wellbeing for the most vulnerable, poor and marginalized people in the world.