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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
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
World Food Day: Without Farmers, South Sudan Remains Perilously Close to Famine
The theme for this year’s World Food Day is ‘family farming’ but there’s not a lot to celebrate in South Sudan where the specter of famine looms large. CARE’s Senior Advisor on Emergency Food and Read More
CARE's commitment to securing the future of marginalized girls
31 MILLION - this is the number of adolescent girls under 18 years of age who are missing out on the opportunity to participate in secondary education. Many more will drop out 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.
South Sudan: Anger bites for the women of Malakal
by Aimee Ansari, Country Director for CARE International in South Sudan
In the shower in the Malakal UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, as I dodged a swarm of Read More
A Goat Can Make You Happy
We asked women what changes they wanted to see in their lives. Their answers might surprise you.
Reading through the pile of documents at work today, I ran across a remarkable truth—a goat 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