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CARE is one of the world's largest private international humanitarian organizations, committed to helping families in poor communities improve their lives and achieve lasting victories over poverty. The organization was founded in 1945, when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. CARE quickly became a trusted vehicle for the compassion and generosity of millions. Originally located in New York City, we moved our headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1993. We are located at 151 Ellis Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2440 USA.
 
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8/18/14

CARE: Planning for Gaza’s future must start now

GAZA/JERUSALEM - While many families are still in great need of immediate humanitarian assistance, there is no time to waste to ensure that the people of Gaza aren’t trapped...

8/14/14

Celebrity Chef Mike Isabella Competes for CARE on Bravo’s Top Chef Duels

ATLANTA –Washington D.C.-based celebrity chef Mike Isabella, who traveled with the poverty-fighting organization CARE this year, will appear in Bravo network’s Top Chef Duels...

8/13/14

Ebola Outbreak: CARE Enacts Preventative Measures in Sierra Leone, Liberia

CARE staff warns the outbreak will have a lasting negative impact on vulnerable communities

8/11/14

Failure of peace agreement in South Sudan means more people will go hungry, warns CARE

Comprehensive agreement for peace must be reached to avert humanitarian catastrophe

8/9/14

Aid Agencies Condemn Attacks on Aid Workers

A group of nine major humanitarian aid organizations condemns the recent killings and attacks on South Sudanese aid workers in Maban County in the Upper Nile State of South...

7/31/14

CARE Statement on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

CARE is deeply concerned by the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa and is committed to working closely with health officials in the region to help...

7/25/14

CARE Warns of Colossal Strain on Medical Services in Gaza as Hospitals Struggle to Cope with Casualties

Aid workers from the humanitarian aid agency CARE are warning of the colossal strain on medical services and hospitals in Gaza as the violence there continues.

7/22/14

Venus Williams Teams with CARE; Invites Fans to Help Empower Young Women in Africa

Tennis star launches a campaign with Join My Village to provide expanded education opportunities for young women in Africa; challenges her fans around the world to help 

7/22/14

At Summit to End Child Marriage, CARE Urges Fast Action against Root Causes

As Girl Summit commences in London, CARE details plan to turn tide against child marriage in parts of Nepal and Bangladesh, help communities reach a “Tipping Point” of...

7/18/14

CARE Mobile Health Teams to Provide Care for Pregnant Women and Vulnerable Families in Gaza

Jerusalem — CARE and its partners are preparing to provide emergency mobile health teams to serve people affected by the violence in Gaza. Needs are particularly high for...

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We're in the news! Find out about this year's humanitarian relief and poverty-fighting efforts around the world.

These questions came out of lengthy discussions with project teams in Bangladesh and Nepal. As a learning project, Tipping Point staff and community groups will intentionally explore these questions in the course of our work with communities and networks.

1. How can community mobilization strategies be applied to change community norms related to child marriage and its root causes?

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Get in touch with on of our experts on Gender and Empowerment

Doris Bartel, Director of Gender and Empowerment

Theresa Hwang, Gender Director

Erin Kennedy, Senior Advisor for Advocacy and Partnership

Carol Boender, Director, Tipping Point Project

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CARE understands that gender transformative work relies on individuals to be agents and models of social change. Our Gender Equity and Diversity (GED) training materials for work with our staff, partners, and beneficiaries are the best of the best, an industry standard praised by USAID and other partners. 

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TESFA’s goal is to improve economic, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes for ever-married adolescent girls in Ethiopia. CARE Ethiopia and its partners implemented the program, and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) evaluated it.  TESFA relies on peer-education within small group settings modeled on CARE’s village savings and loans (VSLA) approach. Community support is provided by groups of 20 to 30 community members, who meet once a month to discuss how to support girls and receive their own training on gender and health.

TESFA Brief

TESFA is a 3 year project funded by the Nike Foundation that works to improve economic, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes for ever‐married adolescent girls in Ethiopia. 

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