The state of gender and rights globally, and programming practices that work toward justice, strong communities, development and peace.

Priority Areas

This resource serves as a curated collection of basic information on the state of gender justice globally. It compiles statistics and evidence around what we know of gender and rights. It also outlines global committments as well as promising programmatic practices to advance gender justice within international development and humanitarian contexts.

This primer is organized around five priority areas in international aid and their interactions with gender, power and justice. This is modeled after CARE International's Program strategy.

Gender-Based Violence
Ajaba, 27, is one of CARE's focal points for GBV in Jawle IDP Camp in Puntland, Garowe. She fled Mogadishu a few years ago, when her husband was killed. She remarried and now has 4 children.
Gender-Based Violence
Gender and power are the heart of gender-based violence (GBV). This area delves into the nature of GBV and how to prevent it.
Women's Economic Empowerment
Almost 17,000 women in Bangladesh's Hoar region have received small grants from CARE International to develop income-generating ideas.
Women's Economic Empowerment
Economic systems interact with gender and exclusion on multiple fronts. This priority area aims to make markets work for women and girls.
Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights
Women carry food and wood on their heads along the road in northern Sierra Leone.
Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights
This area focuses on critical issues in sexual and reproductive health rights and gender. Advancing SRHS is advancing gender justice.
Gender in Emergencies
Jannat Ara lost track of her husband while they were running to save their lives from a military attack. She still doesn't know the whereabout of his husband.
Gender in Emergencies
This area focuses on ways to support diverse people across gender identities - their resilience and protection - in emergencies.
Food & Nutrition Security and Climate Change Resilience
CARE Tanzania
Food & Nutrition Security and Climate Change Resilience
This area advances inclusive food and nutrition security for people of all genders across the life cycle, in the reality of a changing climate.

Global Commitments

The international community has made several landmark global commitments related to gender justice. These are important reference points not only for policy analysis and advocacy, but also for program design.

Gender, Justice, and Power Primer

The Gender, Power and Justice Primer serves as a collection of basic information on the state of gender justice globally.

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