Dorothea Mpawenimana, a 22-year-old single mother of a 5-year-old daughter, has been the sole caretaker of seven younger brothers and sisters s
Prioritizing Gender Equality
CARE’s commitment to women’s empowerment and gender equality is based on decades of expertise in dozens of countries and in every development sector. We see gender as a cross-cutting issue that we address in every program to make an equal world free of poverty.
CARE uses a Gender Transformative Approach (program strategies that seek to build social attitudes, behaviors, and structures that support gender equality for people and communities). We do this by focusing on two approaches: women’s empowerment and men’s engagement.
CARE's History in Gender Equality
CARE has been working towards gender equality as a major organizational commitment since 1993. Read more about how we got here.
CARE's Expertise & Services
Check out our training materials to work with our staff, partners, and participants to understand Gender Equity and Diversity (GED). We also offer expert support services for organizations who want to grow their gender work.
It’s not just about CARE’s history. We work to stay on the cutting edge of gender transformative programming, and are always piloting new ideas and programs. Check out our newest work.
CARE strives to share our learning and commitment to gender equality with partners, peers, and donors all over the world. Take a look at our leadership efforts.
We know that simply working with women is not enough. Creating true change depends on working with individuals, families, and societies towards gender equality. Look at the guiding principles CARE uses to ensure that gender equality is at the heart of all of our program, including our women’s empowerment framework.
3 WATCH THIS Women's Empowerment
We Prioritize Gender Equality
LS: Child Marriage Box 1
The Tipping Point
Digging Up The Roots To Replant The Future
Learning from the Tipping Point
What Has the Tipping Point Initiative Learned So Far?
LS: GBV Box 1 New
MAKE THE CONNECTION!
Child brides are at high risk of being abused by their husband.
LS: GBV Box 4 New
Find out what Florence walked for days to tell the Ugandan Parliament.
LS: Why Men Box 1 New
Did You Know?
We’re training men to help bring an end to violence against women.