Designing and conducting forum theater scripts that portray positive alternative futures for adolescents is one method of delivering key messages about topics such as the birth of a baby girl and a baby boy and gender discrimination, social stigma around sports, harms of child marriage, sexual harassment, domestic violence, importance of education for girls and boys, benefits of delaying marriage, and challenging gender and social norms and caste discrimination. Both Bangladesh and Nepal teams also leveraged existing celebratory or meaningful days to organize public events with the adolescents and other actors in the community.
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
Traditional savings groups can be an effective economic tool, but when we invest in them to truly focus on gender equality they can be a powerful engine for social change. Drawing on more than 30 years of supporting community savings groups, CARE’s program experience highlights some of the key ways to ensure these promote gender equality. Read More