In most places in the Kapilvastu district, like in much of Nepal, men make the decisions in the household. Brindamati Raidas's household is no different. Her brother, Kailash makes all the decisions. Kailash decided to discontinue Brindamati’s education after the fifth grade because he did not see how furthering her education would help her in the future when she could be using that time learning how to be a good wife instead. Now, after participating in the Aba Mero Palo (Tipping Point) Project, Brindamati is returning to school.
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