COVID-19’s impacts around the world are worse than they were in September 2020. Far from a return to “normal,” women and girls are saying that their situation continues to get worse. Fati Musa in Nigeria says, “Women have suffered a lot during the pandemic, and we are not yet recovering from this hardship.” 55% of women reported gaps in their livelihoods in 2020. Now that number is 71%. For food insecurity, the number has jumped from 41% to 66%. 63% of women say that their greatest need is mental health support. Women have stepped up to the challenge. "We are women leaders in emergency . . . we have the capacity to say: I have a voice and a vote, I am not going to stay stagnant . . ." (Colombia). In Niger, women are saying, “Now we women are not afraid to defend ourselves when a decision does not suit us.” The constant struggle is taking its toll. Women are almost twice as likely to report mental health challenges as they were in 2020. As one woman in Iraq describes, “If any opportunity appeared, the man would be the favorite . . . This psychologically affected many women...” This report represents the voices of more than 22,000 people in 23 countries since September of 2020.
This is an E-newsletter developed by CARE Ethiopia, She Thrives project. The E-newsletter describes the First-Ever National Child Protection and Policy Advocacy Coalition initiated by CARE She Thrives project and Woord en Daad, INGO. The aim of the coalition is to create an organizational capacity to represent the collective voice of local and international civil society organizations in support of the government initiative to combat child labor through policy and socioeconomic approaches by aligning efforts and mobilizing technical and financial resources. Read More
The humanitarian community has come a long way since the first Sex and Age Matter report was published in 2011. In the new report, Sex, age (and more) still matter, we show how that progress has been uneven. The collection and analysis of sex-, age, and disability disaggregated data do not consistently inform programming and require further commitment and investment. Read More
CARE has conducted a study to analyze the evidence on girls' priorities and investments focusing on eliminating CEFM, including, but not limited to SDG-5. The research identified the nature and size of Bangladesh Government and donors’ investment in girls’ priorities and identified the gaps between girls’ priorities and these investments alongside specific recommendations to fill those gaps. Read More