Emory University, in collaboration with CARE USA, CARE Nepal, and Interdisciplinary Analysts, is leading an impact evaluation of the Tipping Point approach in Nepal. The baseline study found that in program areas, even girls in school were at risk of being married early if perceived to be disobedient – for example by roaming around their village “without purpose” or interacting with boys. Restrictive norms around girls’ mobility, interacting with boys, and participating in leisure activities outside the home intensify during adolescence to guard against’ expected reputational damage. Norms are somewhat in flux, especially among educated families, but despite this, girls face limitations in their ability to participate in decisions about the timing of marriage and choice of spouse. Collective action among adolescents is in a nascent stage, but there are some adult stakeholders who are committed to supporting such activity.
There are at least 150 million more food insecure women than men in the world. That’s three times the population of Ukraine. Sadly, the gap between the number of hungry women and men is growing. It's more than 8 times bigger in 2021 than it was in 2018—and the implications of the Ukraine conflict will make it worse. Analyzing data from 2021, this report shows that across 109 countries, as gender inequality goes up, food security goes down. Read MoreRead More
Between December 2020 and February 2022, CARE conducted interviews with saving group members as part of the Women (in VSLA) Respond sub-initiative. The sub-initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and focuses on how women and girls in VSLAs in Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Uganda are affected by and responding to the pandemic. This final report represents the voices of 4,185 VSLA members conducted through four quantitative and two qualitative data rounds in the six countries. This final report is a comprehensive analysis of the trends over time, showing the challenges, needs, and actions of VSLA members in the six countries. Read MoreRead More
Since Ukrainian women and girls started crossing the border into Poland in February, Polish civil society and women’s organizations been tested like never before. Demand and need for their services has skyrocketed as millions of women and girls from Ukraine seek refuge and support services in Poland. CARE spoke with representatives from 11 women’s rights organizations and women-led organizations in Poland. They told us what their organizations need, what they are concerned about, and what their recommendations for the future of the response are. Read MoreRead More