Phase 1 of Tipping Point (2013-2017) addresses child marriage through a dynamic process of innovation, insight, and influence through advocacy in Nepal and Bangladesh. In 16 sub-districts of Nepal and 90 villages of Bangladesh, the project works with adolescent girls and boys, parents, community and religious leaders, and nationally with networks of social activists, experts, and government agencies. These areas are both geographically and economically isolated from other regions. CARE expects this learning and innovation initiative to contribute to global understanding of the complex issues driving child marriage and strategies that can contribute to a “tipping point” of sustainable change to prevent child marriage and create viable alternative paths for adolescent girls.
Improving women’s equitable influence over household financial decisions increases their capacity and likelihood to save, reduces their risk of loss of income, and improves their financial stability and resilience to shocks. In particular, addressing restrictive social norms through household dialogues provide a safe space for women to equitably participate in household planning and decision-making. Women have specific challenges in financial access, financial and digital illiteracy, and lack of control over household finances. Technology access, product design and training are critical to meeting women’s needs and priorities and to facilitate their uptake of digital financial services. This final report from the Digital Sub-Wallets (DSW) teams shows how digital sub-wallets and household dialogues can be applied to combat these issues. Read MoreRead More
Building on the Pathways project, CARE Malawi's Water and Development Alliance (WADA) project works with smallholder women farmers in Dowa and Kasungu districts to increase their productivity, profitability, and food security. These are achieved through market development and the adoption of Water Smart Agriculture (WaSA) technologies and practices. Read MoreRead More
UN Women and CARE, in collaboration with the Ministry for the Status of Women and Women's Rights (MCFDF) and the Department of Civil Protection (DGPC), launched the Rapid Gender Analysis, designed to evaluate the impact of the Haiti earthquake of August 2021 on women, men, girls and boys, including persons in a situation of vulnerability. This analysis was conducted in order to guide the current humanitarian response in Haiti in the short term, as well as recovery efforts in the medium and long term. Read MoreRead More