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Leading the Charge: Supporting Powerful Women in the Fight Against Hunger and Climate Change
Earlier this week, the US showed that it’s ready to help lead in the fight against climate change, making its first contribution of $500 million to the Green Climate Fund. And it couldn’t have Read More
Anastacia Makes Things Happen
International Women’s Day might be my favorite day of the year. It gives me a chance to reflect on all of the amazing women that I get to work with every day.
This isn’t just Read More
Women Must be at the Center of Ebola Response
Today a major international donor conference is taking place in Brussels to plan the rebuilding of Ebola hit countries. Having just recently returned from Sierra Read More
Don’t Touch: Life in Ebola Stricken Sierra Leone
“Don’t touch.” I hear this slogan over and over again here in Sierra Leone. I am on a visit with my colleagues from CARE Sierra Leone and our regional office for Western Africa to meet Read More
It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters
At the age of 22, Mariam survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More
Orphaned by Ebola: A Life in Limbo
While assessing the effects of Ebola on the lives of children in Moyamba district, Southern Sierra Leone, I met 17-year-old Josephine Ngagba. Her story broke my heart. But it also strengthened Read More
“Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”
When Muzoon,16, reached Zaatari refugee camp, she thought that her life had come to an end. But what she found was the passion and challenge of her life: Advocating for education and against early Read More
Syria Refugee Crisis: Three Years of War
When I see Nada for the first time, she is sitting in front of me during one of CARE’s information sessions in the refugee camp Azraq in the north of Jordan. She sits up straight, her eyes Read More
Syria Refugee Crisis: Building a Society from the Ground
Over the last couple of week I have followed the final preparations for the opening of Azraq refugee camp in Jordan and I was there when the first Syrian refugees arrived on April 27.
Syria Refugee Crisis: Azraq, a Place Where People Smile at Each Other
For three Syrian women who escaped the war, the main thing about Azraq refugee camp is that people are not trying to kill each other. “I cannot see more violence” says Safa (20).