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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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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...

7/14/14

34 Organizations Call for a Ceasefire and Sustained Solution Towards Peace

Military actions by all parties must stop. Since 2009, history has shown that military operations have failed to bring peace and security for people in Gaza and in Israel....

7/9/14

Aid effort to avert South Sudan famine in jeopardy

Aid agencies face closure of projects as money fails to arrive

6/20/14

3 million Registered Refugees: “This Number Must be a Wake-Up Call”

CARE calls for more funding for the ever increasing needs of Syrian refugees and host communities

6/17/14

South Sudan: CARE Warns about Rising Malnutrition Rates

Continuing conflict and start of rainy season put women and their children at risk of starvation

6/6/14

CARE Highlights Men’s Key Role at Largest-Ever Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

At summit co-hosted by Angelina Jolie, CARE sounds call to engage men and boys in finding solutions, hosts panel with U.S. Ambassador at Large for Women’s Issues Catherine...

6/4/14

International aid groups applaud bipartisan legislation to reform international food aid programs

Bill from Senators Corker and Coons wins broad praise from aid groups

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

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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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