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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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Press releases

12/7/14

CARE mobilizing relief supplies as Typhoon Hagupit lashes the Philippines

MANILA (December 7, 2014) — International aid agency CARE is now preparing response supplies as Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the central Philippines.

12/4/14

Typhoon Hagupit in Philippines: CARE Prepares for Storm Impact; Ready to Respond

MANILA—(December 4, 2014)--  As Typhoon Hagupit entered the Philippines area of responsibility this morning and is expected to make landfall on Saturday in Eastern Samar,...

12/1/14

CARE Celebrates UN General Assembly’s Resolution on Child, Early and Forced Marriage

Historic resolution aims to combat child marriage around the world

11/28/14

UN climate talks: COP20 Must Deliver Blueprint for Ambitious, Just Climate Deal

(November 28, 2014) – Ahead of the UN ‘COP20’ climate talks in Lima, Peru, CARE International says governments must succeed in delivering a blue print for an ambitious and...

11/25/14

Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Travels with CARE to See Better Solutions to Women’s Health in Cambodia

Members of Congress witness how strong health systems create healthy, self-sufficient moms and families

11/25/14

On Giving Tuesday, the Giving Goes Both Ways at CARE

Humanitarian group launches e-catalog, holds Donor Appreciation Telethon, and more to celebrate national day of giving

11/25/14

Ebola: CARE responds to prevent spread across borders in West Africa

ATLANTA (Nov. 25, 2014) - As efforts continue to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, CARE is escalating its response to help prevent the spread of the virus...

11/20/14

This Holiday Season, Give A Gift of Lasting Change

CARE unveils e-catalog of gifts that help eliminate global poverty

11/11/14

CARE TEAMS WITH GLAMOUR ON THE GIRL PROJECT: A GLOBAL INIATIVE CHAMPIONING GIRLS' EDUCATION

CARE Among Organizations to Partner with Glamour to Break Down Barriers Preventing Girls From Attending School CARE Project Participant Ana Cecilia Cortez Named as Honoree

11/11/14

CARE, H&M and H&M Conscious Foundation Collaborate on a Holiday Campaign to Further Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ethiopia

ATLANTA - The global poverty-fighting organization CARE is a beneficiary of H&M’s 2014 holiday campaign. Funds from the promotion, which runs from Nov. 13 to Dec.

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Girls Not Brides

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CARE is a leader in advocacy to end child marriage. One of our key roles is co-chairing Girls Not Brides: The United States Partnership to End Child Marriage (GNB USA, formerly the Child Marriage Coalition).  GNB USA is comprised of more than 50 organizations with offices in the United States, and is officially affiliated with Girls Not Brides, a global partnership of more than 300 civil society organizations from 67 countries working to address child marriage, and much of our work is undertaken in regular consultation and coordination with the Global Secretariat based in London.

Advocacy Strategy

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Tipping Point advocacy efforts are geared towards using learning, documentation and analysis to build evidence for advocacy against early marriage and to support momentum for action and change in Bangladesh, Nepal and more broadly. Recognizing that practices such as early marriage that are rooted in social norms will not be solved solely through legal or policy means, the project’s advocacy extends beyond a focus on formal policies (e.g. minimum age of marriage laws) to include efforts to influence and transform social and structural drivers of early marriage.

Learning From The Tipping Point: Sneak Peek

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It’s July, 2014. What Has Tipping Point Learned So Far?

Child Grooms: Several communities in our working areas of Nepal arrange and celebrate marriages between children aged as young as 4. Brides and grooms might not see each other again until they near puberty, when they are expected to begin marital life. Boys, too, are denied the choice of if, when, and who to marry. In coming months, we will explore the impact on boys.

Our Approach

The Tipping Point project is using a Developmental Evaluation (DE) approach to monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) which leads to innovation through a focus on documentation, reflection, and learning so that we can refine strategies at every step of the way. Many people naturally experiment, by trying out new ways of doing something, and then changing what they are doing based on feedback loops and changing needs and demands. However, traditional monitoring and evaluation systems do not usually value or support this experimentation.

Global Summit to End Sexual Violence

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CARE is pleased to be participating in the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London from June 10-13. The summit brings together leaders from around the world to commit to ending sexual violence in conflict.  The summit comes at a key moment in international efforts to end sexual violence in conflict, including commitments made under UNSCR 1325, 1820 and their successor resolutions, and the UN Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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