International Women's Day

Celebrating Courage on March 8, 2014

For more than 100 years the world has observed International Women’s Day on March 8. This special day celebrates advances made by women and girls around the world while focusing attention on the ongoing struggle for equality. 

Share Your Photos of Courage!

If you could capture courage in a photograph, what would it look like? Don’t tell us, show us! Tweet your photo to @CARE with the hashtag #IAmCourage. We’ll pick our favorites and display them on our website! Need inspiration? Check out CARE’s photos of courage by clicking the button below.

Curating Change

CARE President and CEO Helene Gayle curated an online exhibit profiling courageous women for the International Museum of Women.

Take Action

Be the voice of courage. Tell your Representative you demand an end to the tacit acceptance of rape, abuse and violence against women right now.

Educating Girls Changes the World

Going to a school funded by CARE has changed Senna’s life. It has been a year since we met Senna in “Girl Rising.” See where she is today.

I’m Not Sorry

CARE supporter and rising vocal artist Celeste Buckingham celebrates the power of girls and women around the world in her new video. 

Marah Zahalka: Speed Sister

Marah Zahalka, CARE-sponsored member of the Middle East’s first female motor racing team "Speed Sisters,” has the courage to drive to the top of a male dominated sport.

Courage Is Breaking the Mold

Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of the New America Foundation, shares her idea of courage at the CARE National Conference and International Women’s Day Celebration.

Join the Conversation

Stories of Courage

Head over to the CARE blog and read the stories of more courageous women.

Ramatou Sambo, 11 years old, looks at the future with great hope because she was saved from  forced marriage, thanks to CARE EDUFIG Project's actions (Girls' Education in gando area) which fights for enrollment, retention and good performance of girls in gando area in Kalale Commune.

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