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Recovering after disasters: Why ‘building back safer’ is better than ‘building back better’ image 1
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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7/23/14

Demanding More for Girls

Today  I was honored to join the CARE delegation at the Girl Summit along with notables from Nike Foundation President Maria Eitel to UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Some of the most inspiring Read More

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7/7/14

Mother-in-Laws Matter

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

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2/19/14

“No force on Earth dares to neglect me.”

That’s what a Yemeni woman told CARE when we asked her about political participation. To join in protests to support her right to have a say in her future, she had to walk through mountains for an Read More

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2/19/14

The Courage to Help a Friend

Ramatou Sambo is 12 years old, enrolled in public primary school in the village of Maréguinta in Benin. Fatherless, Ramatou lives with her mother. Last year, she had a narrow escape:  Ramatou’s 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

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3/2/12

Japan: Why does CARE respond in a developed country?

Katsuhiko Takeda, National Director, CARE Japan

March 2, 2012

"CARE's vision is to fight against worldwide poverty and to protect and enhance human dignity. CARE Read More

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4/15/11

The Respectful Road to Recovery

CARE distributes hot meals twice a day in three evacuation centers in Yamada, northern Japan. Photo CARE Japan

By Futaba Kaiharazuka, (Assistant Program Director, Emergency Response, CARE Japan Read More

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4/8/11

Japan, four weeks later – the challenges ahead

By Robert Laprade

CARE Emergency Team in Japan

April 6, 2011

Robert Laprade, CARE Emergency Team Leader in northern Japan. Photo: CARE

These are my last days in Read More

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4/4/11

Only the old ones left

By Robert Laprade

April 1, 2011

Otsuchi--duplex houses occupied by two families or individuals. This is an area where people did not have much to begin with, where younger Read More

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