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“Before, only some students at our school wore uniforms, but now we all have them.  It makes us happy and we no longer feel indecisive about attending school.”  - A grade 3 girl
9/11/15

Dresses are more than fashion: How a simple act by local school management committees made school a reality

The start of a new school year often elicits excitement of seeing friends, new pens and notebooks, and even a fresh school uniform. However, for many students from poor households in Bangladesh, 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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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] 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

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9/19/14

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.

 

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7/16/14

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

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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

The Courage to Speak Up

CARE works with women around the world to help them claim their rights, including the right to have a say in their lives.  In recent research CARE did focusing on Women’s Participation in the Arab Read More

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9/28/12

CARE launches Pathways and Melinda Gates praises VSLAs at African Green Revolution Forum

While in Tanzania, Melinda Gates visited a CARE Village Savings and Loan Association, led by CARE gender in agriculture expert Jemimah Njuki (in red next to Melinda). Photo: © 2012 Read More
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10/31/11

Niger: Hope and worries in Moujia

After a severe food crisis in 2010, women founded an association of grain banks to prepare for times of hardship

Niandou Ibrahim, CARE Niger, October 21, 2011

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6/22/11

Birthplace: On the Side of the Road

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By Laura Bellinger

More than eight months pregnant with twins, Lea Zehe, 26, fled to the forest with neighbors when her village Read More

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