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Women Must be at the Center of Ebola Response
Today a major international donor conference is taking place in Brussels to plan the rebuilding of Ebola hit countries. Having just recently returned from Sierra Read More
Don’t Touch: Life in Ebola Stricken Sierra Leone
“Don’t touch.” I hear this slogan over and over again here in Sierra Leone. I am on a visit with my colleagues from CARE Sierra Leone and our regional office for Western Africa to meet Read More
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
Syrian refugees in Egypt: “We meet refugee women where they are”
Heba Al Azzazy, Case Manager at CARE Egypt, talks about the situation of Syrian refugee women in Egypt, gender-based violence and why it is so important to constantly reach out to refugees.
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
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.
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
I Could Tell My Story
When Aaliyah first got married, she got in trouble because her new family had to buy her a stepstool. Without it, she was too short to reach the stove or sink to take care of her duties in the Read More