When families struggle to grow enough food to eat, or earn enough money to send all their kids to school, it’s girls who are often the last to eat and first to be kept home from school. In these same communities, it’s women who are frequently denied the right to own the land they’ve farmed their entire lives. And where girls and women are denied freedom to leave their homes or walk down a street, they struggle to earn a living, attend school or even visit a doctor.
Despite the many obstacles they face, women and girls provide critical solutions to everyday problems as individuals, community members, as leaders. CARE’s nearly seven decades of experience makes clear that when we stand with women and girls, we affirm not only their right to be heard, but the power of diverse voices to support change for all people.