Women & Girls

1/17/18

A child is not a spouse

On a hot and sunny day 15 years ago, Baraka Ali and her daughter Ramatou had a conversation under the century-old Baobab tree in their yard in Tchadoua, a village in southeastern Niger. Ramatou had just been told to drop out of school and get married after she passed her primary school exam.

11/29/17

Finding strength amid the horror

How access to healthcare and family planning is helping Hadiza regain control after losing so much

10/16/17

Signs of hope in war-torn Afghanistan

The barricaded compounds, innumerable security checks and corner-by-corner police presence are constant reminders of the violence that the people of Afghanistan live with every day. So it would be easy to grow pessimistic about the future of the country.

10/10/17

CARE Hosts Panel on Girls’ Empowerment in Conjunction with House Foreign Affairs Committee

CARE USA, the FGM Network, Save the Children, the World Bank, AGE Africa and World Vision USA join members of Congress to discuss the challenges and opportunities for gender equality worldwide

10/5/17

Scenes of life from the Tipping Point

A girl comes to a screeching halt on a motorbike. A trio of girls stand proudly with their schoolbooks. Two girls - friends and teammates - offer up a soccer ball for a game. These are scenes of everyday life as presented by the people living it in rural Nepal and Bangladesh.

9/6/17

The Power of a Good Word

Neighborhood Committees in Lebanon Show That Facing Problems Together Makes Them Conquerable

8/31/17

A Home for Amina

A Photo Essay on a Mother Running for Her Life

7/20/17

The Weight of Water in Kenya's Dadaab Refugee Camp


Men used to approach Hado Abdi Gedi full of anger, sometimes calling her names. Why? Because Hado works. More specifically, because Hado is doing a job that has always been reserved for men. She is one of three female security guards for water tanks in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya.

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