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3/8/15

Tanzania: Happy International Women's Day

All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. The theme for 2015 is ‘Make it Happen’ and it Read More

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12/19/14

Forced to Leave School, CARE Uganda Program Participant Shares her Story

Namunyana Mwajuma, a 17 year-old student from Uganda, has participated in CARE programs that helped her family through difficult times and ultimately put her back in school. After her father Read More

11/5/14

No Way Out: Child Marriage in Tanzania

This week, I learned that schools in Tanzania have the right to force girls to have pregnancy tests, and to expel them if they are pregnant.

This appalling fact is one of the reasons that Read More

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10/21/14

Orphaned by Ebola: A Life in Limbo

While assessing the effects of Ebola on the lives of children in Moyamba district, Southern Sierra Leone, I met 17-year-old Josephine Ngagba. Her story broke my heart. But it also strengthened Read More

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10/1/14

The Mathematics of Crisis: Adding Up the Facts for Action

In 2011, it took 16 official warnings of a food security crisis before famine was finally declared in Somalia. The human cost of this was at least 260,000 lives, half of which Read More

Zainabu T. Chiponde (husband green shirt) and his wife Dadi X. Gongoro are pictured holding two small goats. The family lives in the Village of Nanyati, in the District of Mtware, in Tanzania.
9/5/14

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

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7/9/14

South Sudan: Six Steps to Sustainable Peace

Simon Chol is a peace-building advisor for CARE South Sudan and former combatant in the fight for independence. Three years after independence for South Sudan, Simon asks what went wrong, and Read More

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3/26/14

Dadaab Kenya: Porridge + Classroom = Girls' Education

“I like empowering girls with education”, Daud says enthusiastically while standing in the middle of a narrow alley that leads from the school courtyard to a small place behind the principal’s Read More

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1/31/14

CARE celebrates five years of partnering with the Credit Suisse Global Education Initiative

CARE is celebrating five years of a successful partnership with the Credit Suisse Global Education Initiative. Together, we have helped children in some of the poorest communities in Peru and Read More

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12/11/13

A Powerful Effect: Addressing Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan

In solidarity with 16 Days of Activism, Dan Alder, CARE International in South Sudan’s recently-arrived advocacy and communications officer, set out to understand the circumstances of women Read More

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