“Kicking the football for the first time felt really good!,” Pooja Yadav shares with much zeal. This is the first time she has played football in nineteen years of her life. A resident of Bairghat VDC in Rupandehi, Pooja’s parents had arranged for Pooja to wed just last year. In keeping with the social norms of her community, they had arranged for her to marry at such a young age ‐ this was not an uncommon phenomenon for her near and dear ones. CARE’s Tipping Point Project has been partnering with Siddhartha Samudayik Samaj (SSS) in Rupandehi to allow for positive shifts in social norms that contribute to adolescent empowerment.
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