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10/23/19

Victory Over Poverty

Tucked away in northern Ethiopia, a group of women and men sit together in a circle. They are on top of a windy ridge, on a sparkling clear day. The air is so clean and fresh that they can see all Read More

4/11/18

Ensuring Sustainability By Linking Groups to Finance

Village Economic and Social Associations (VESAs) were at the core of all GRAD interventions. Overall, the project supported establishment of 2,861 VESAs with more than 62,000 members and used them Read More

4/11/18

Vision Keeps the Mango VESA Growing

Forming Village Economic and Social Associations (VESAs) was a core GRAD intervention. The VESA served as a platform for transferring skills and knowledge and a venue for building mutual trust and Read More

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12/3/14

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

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10/10/14

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

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7/14/14

A Husband is the Most Important Diploma

I'm Consolata, and I am 37 years old. I only completed the 6th grade when my parents withdrew me from school. They said, “6 years of education for a girl is enough. The most important diploma 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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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

7/19/10

Taking the Issue of Forced Child Marriage to Congress

I”m afraid I might become one of those people. You know, those people. The ones that you start to have a conversation about the weather, the price of fresh produce, and it always comes back to Read More