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Cash, a Buffalo, and a Bicycle
That’s what GangaRam got as dowry when he married at age 10. It’s a pretty common dowry for a wedding in the Terai region of Nepal—often a young boy marrying a child bride. It’s a lot for a Read More
A Husband is the Most Important Diploma
I'm Consolata, and I am 37 years old. I only completed the 6th grade when my parents withdrew me from school. They said, “6 years of education for a girl is enough. The most important diploma Read More
Syria Crisis: From Trauma to Creativity
“I was unable to speak to anyone for four months when we first fled to Jordan, not even my own family,” says Aya, 17-year-old Syrian girl. Aya is one of 22 Syrian, Iraqi and Palestinian girls and Read More
Rani is 17 years old, beautiful, confident, and committed to change. In her village in Bangladesh, most girls get married between 12 and 14, and don’t go to school past the fifth grade. Not Rani Read More
Syria Refugee Crisis: Ricardo Garcia and the Flamenco Flow Play for Syrian Refugees in Jordan
“It brings joy to our lives, otherwise we would be very depressed”
On the 21st of May, the Spanish flamenco band Ricardo Garcia and the Flamenco Flow 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.
Dead to Red Race: "I Am Running for University Students in Syria"
Dead to Red Race: From Dadaab to Syria, With Love
It has been four months now since Johanna has left our office in Bonn, Germany, to move to Jordan and support CARE’s communications of the emergency response for Syrian refugees.
Standing Up to Violence in Jordan
Interview by Laura Sheahen
Violence against women and girls in the Middle East is often hidden. The country of Jordan has made great strides in raising awareness of gender-based Read More
Why Activism? How “16 Days” Highlights Tools to End Gender-Based Violence
by Milkah Kihunah
Milkah Kihunah is a Senior Policy Adviser on Gender and Empowerment with CARE USA. In this role she conducts policy analysis and advocacy on issues of women’s Read More