Rapid Gender Analysis: Filling the Data Gap to Build Back Equal. This first-of-its-kind research that reveals differing perspectives between men and women when it comes to the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on first person survey feedback from 6,200 women and 4,000 men in nearly 40 countries, women were more likely than men to report challenges across three (3) main areas: Livelihoods, Food, Mental Health. This Rapid Gender Analysis data was collected using context-appropriate tools, including SMS surveys, WhatsApp and phone interviews and when safe in-person conversation. This real time, first person interaction allows CARE to move quickly and understand response gaps. The goal of this approach is not to elevate women’s concerns above men’s, but to make sure they are heard in the first place.
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