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No Religion Teaches Violence
"People of all faiths use religion as a reason to marry their children young, but no religion has ever sanctioned child marriage." Read about CARE's experiences of religion and Child 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
Images of a Life Gone By
From female taxi driver and entrepreneur to refugee, Fatimé is rebuilding her life from scratch.
Her entire life is spread out in front of her: vacations in Cameroun, Read More
CARE Chefs on Tour: A Coffee Conversation with Atlanta Chef Asha Gomez and Plant It Forward CEO Teresa O’Donnell
HOUSTON Sept. 22, 2014 – Chef Asha Gomez, a James Beard nominated chef and owner of Spice to Table in Atlanta, joined the poverty-fighting organization CARE last week in Houston to raise awareness Read More
I Was A Child Groom
I don't remember very much about my wedding, just that there was a big party and I was carried to it in an ornate carriage. I was 8 years old. Rajkumari, my wife, was 7.
Happy 66th Anniversary to Leo and Helga!
Sixty-six years ago, CARE played matchmaker for one amazing couple! CARE wishes a happy 66th wedding anniversary to the original CARE Package® couple, Helga and Leo Kissell.
Leo and Read More
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
Not For My Daughter
A Nepali woman talks about how she got married at 12--how she made sure that her daughter did not have to.
The fragrance of the monsoon rain soaked earth and the sight of quivering Read More
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
Change Starts With Me
Recently, Bahadur Giri made two unusual decisions. First, he talked to his son about what he wanted for his marriage, rather than making the decision on his own. Second, he did not ask for or Read More