Ramananda Dube serves as a Purohit1 for about 90 households in Harnampur, within the Ratanpur Village Development CommiƩee [VDC] of Kapilbastu district in the Terrai region of Nepal. When Dube first hears of a potential early marriage, he does not wait for an invitaƟon to speak with the girl’s parents. Ramananda visits his Yajaman’s [parishioner] courtyard immediately to discuss the serious consequences of early marriage on a daughter’s health and well‐being. To date, Dube’s home visit approach has been effective.
This learning review of CARE’s Service Systems Strengthening and Social Accountability (4SA) programming for the period 2015-2022 brings together and seeks to unpack the most comprehensive collection of evidence that CARE has thus far reviewed relating to our 4SA work. Read More
CARE’s Water+ 2022 Retrospective Report highlights a selection of lessons learned from programs demonstrating WASH systems approaches – and CARE’s work to strengthen conditions and capacities for governance, accountability, investment, monitoring and learning that are essential to successfully sustaining WASH services. This report includes five briefs which represent a small fraction of the work CARE did in water+ in 2022, but that we hope provide useful learning for our CARE programs and partners, in the WASH sector and beyond. Read More
Child marriage and its life-long consequences reflect and reinforce gender and age discrimination, including limiting girls' access to education. This brief explores the many ways in which addressing the root causes of early marriage has led to ongoing benefits for girls' education, health, economic situation and risk of violence. Read More