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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] 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

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11/12/14

Social Change and Coffee Spoons

J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons.  T. S. Elliot provides us in one sentence a quantifiable and defined way to measure a dull and lonely existence. How then can we as Read More

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11/3/14

Recovering after disasters: Why ‘building back safer’ is better than ‘building back better’

After natural disasters the phrase ‘Build Back Better’ is a constant refrain from politicians, donors, aid agencies and the media. This short, alliterative phrase has captured the imagination Read More

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5/7/14

Typhoon Haiyan: "Disaster Baby" is Now Family's Sunshine

After six months, CARE caught up with Lourdes, the mother who gave birth inside Our Mother of Perpetual Parish church in Tacloban during the height of super typhoon Haiyan. She named her baby Read More
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3/31/14

Typhoon Haiyan: No More Taking Turns to Sleep

Myla Diaz, 41, has always known the value of persistence. She unfailingly persuaded her husband every day for two months to start building a new house for their family. Her husband Lino, 40, Read More

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12/5/13

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

11/21/13

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines Expert Q&A: Doing Wonders with the Community

Athena Gepte, age 24, coordinated the first wave of food distributions after Typhoon Haiyan decimated large parts of the island of Leyte in the Philippines. She works for CARE’s local partner Read More

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11/13/13

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Hope Amidst the Chaos

By Sandra Bulling

When Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Friday, Lourdes Hermilda had been with her husband and two children, counting down the days until the birth Read More

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10/22/13

Pain Has Its Own Language

By Akanksha Nigam, CARE India communications officer

 

When I was asked to go to Orissa for cyclone relief deployment, my only major concern was the language Read More

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1/2/13

Philippines: Women worry where to get food for the next meal

Interview with Celso Dulce, CARE”s Philippines representative and disaster risk reduction advisor

CARE and partner organizations distribute relief items to people affected by Read More

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