CARE Women's Network - New York

New York Chapter

About Us

The CARE Women’s Network – New York Chapter (formally known as CARE’s New York Women’s Initiative) started in 1998. We select CARE projects focused on women and girls’ empowerment to raise awareness around and support financially for two-year cycles. Since our founding, we have contributed more than $2 million toward CARE’s programs globally.

This year we are committed to improving the health care system for infants and their mothers in Bihar, India. We hope you will join us at a future event and invite you to donate to our cause.


Join us in making a difference today

As a member of the CARE Women’s Network – New York, you’ll be able to:

  • Impact the lives of women and girls by supporting CARE’s mission of eradicating poverty
  • Advocate on Capitol Hill and elsewhere to forward CARE's goals of empowering women and girls
  • Support and visit selected CARE projects that impact the lives of women and girls
  • Network with a diverse group of people with a common focus of improving the lives of women and girls around the world
  • Learn from experts on topics concerning global development and how to make a difference
  • Educate yourself and others on issues important to CARE and the global community
  • Participate in unique experiences and gain insights through our relationship with CARE, its staff and its program participants around the world

There is a minimum financial commitment to join the CARE Women’s Network. For more information, please contact




June 7, 2018, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Alma La Vida: A Benefit for CARE’s Fighting Gender-Based Violence Project in Ecuador
In Ecuador, 8 out of 10 women have experienced some form of violence. Join us for our spring benefit, which will go toward helping women who have been abused find their voices and effectively advocate for their rights. There will be good company, food, wine, and more.
Open Photo Gallery

February 6, 2018, 6:30pm – 8:15pm
She Feeds the World: Innovation in Food Security
The program will a include a vibrant discussion around women, nutrition, and innovation. The event will be moderated by Julie Erickson, career coach and former executive director of City Harvest, a NYC anti-hunger non-profit. Juan Echanove, CARE Senior Director of Food & Nutrition Security will address the challenges faced by small-scale female farmers, and the benefits of CARE’s innovative approach to connecting them to business education and markets. Melissa Kushner, Yamba Malawi Founder and CEO, will share about their sustainable agriculture projects in Malawi benefiting women and children.
Open Photo Gallery

November 2017
Members from the New York and Chicago chapters of CARE Women’s Network visited Ecuador to get a closer look at the project they’re supporting: Women Living Free of Gender Based Violence.
Read About the Trip
Open Photo Gallery

October 16, 2017
Behind Closed Doors: Shedding Light on Married Adolescents in Ethiopia & Domestic Workers in Latin America
CARE’s Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean, Tatiana Bertolucci and Senior Director for Sexual, Reproductive, & Maternal Health, Christine Galavotti, will be deep diving into why women are disproportionately affected by poverty and how CARE is tackling gender inequality through economic empowerment and health.


CWN in Action

Our current project is focused on saving and improving the lives of women and babies during and after pregnancy in Bihar, India. More than half of the 119 million people in Bihar live below the poverty line. The state is so populous that it can easily swing national and global health outcomes. The infant and maternal mortality rates are staggering, while also preventable with improved care. We have partnered with CARE, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and local government, to overhaul the state’s healthcare system. This includes creating Sick Newborn Care units, offering intervention when there is a low birthweight and access to blood banks. We’re also implementing mentorship programs for nurses focused on high-risk pregnancies, as well as introducing mobile technology to reach remote districts and training community health workers making home visits.

Past CWN-NY supported projects include addressing gender based violence in Ecuador, girls’ education in Afghanistan, microfinance in Mozambique, and girls’ vocational and educational programs in Guatemala.


Donate to CWN-NY

We invite you to donate to our current project by clicking here