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Latest Impact Reports

Ukraine Crisis Update: July 18, 2022

The July 18 update examines how CARE and our partners have been working with Ukrainian refugees in Poland, and assisting families with childcare and recreational programs during the summer months. Read More

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CARE Feed the Future Gender Recommendations

In anticipation of the Global Food Security Act’s introduction, CARE conducted a review of Feed the Future programming and its impact on women and girls through a desk analysis of FtF documents and project evaluation reports to determine both program successes and areas for improvement. Read More

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Women at the Last Mile

How investments in gender equality have kept health systems running during COVID-19 Even before COVID-19, investments in health systems—and especially female health workers—were too low. In 2019 the world had a gap of 18 million health workers. Two years and 15 million deaths later, we have at least 26 million fewer health workers than we need. This leaves us severely unprepared for future pandemics and other major shocks to the health system, including conflict and climate change. We must invest in health systems that don’t just meet the needs of today, but that are also resilient in the face of future shocks. Pandemic preparedness requires gender equality: equal recognition, support, and fair pay for ALL health workers. Globally, 70% of health workers are women, but half of their work is unpaid. We must do more to support these health workers. The glimmers of success in COVID-19 built on previous investments in women health workers, their skills, and equality in health systems. Pre-existing investments in equality helped systems respond to COVID-19. Increased investments will build better resilience for the crises that come next. Read More

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Latest Evaluations/Research

150 Million More Women Hungry

There are at least 150 million more food insecure women than men in the world. That’s three times the population of Ukraine. Sadly, the gap between the number of hungry women and men is growing. It's more than 8 times bigger in 2021 than it was in 2018—and the implications of the Ukraine conflict will make it worse. Analyzing data from 2021, this report shows that across 109 countries, as gender inequality goes up, food security goes down. Read More

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COVID-19 & Women: Saving for Resilience

Between December 2020 and February 2022, CARE conducted interviews with saving group members as part of the Women (in VSLA) Respond sub-initiative. The sub-initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and focuses on how women and girls in VSLAs in Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Uganda are affected by and responding to the pandemic. This final report represents the voices of 4,185 VSLA members conducted through four quantitative and two qualitative data rounds in the six countries. This final report is a comprehensive analysis of the trends over time, showing the challenges, needs, and actions of VSLA members in the six countries. Read More

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Localization in Practice: Realities from Women’s Rights and Women-Led Organizations in Poland

Since Ukrainian women and girls started crossing the border into Poland in February, Polish civil society and women’s organizations been tested like never before. Demand and need for their services has skyrocketed as millions of women and girls from Ukraine seek refuge and support services in Poland. CARE spoke with representatives from 11 women’s rights organizations and women-led organizations in Poland. They told us what their organizations need, what they are concerned about, and what their recommendations for the future of the response are. Read More

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Latest Lessons Learned

Increasing Women’s Financial Autonomy and Empowerment: Learnings from the Digital Subwallets Program

Providing opportunities for women to increase their financial control supports their empowerment, as well as creates chances to improve development outcomes for their families. Women’s increased financial autonomy also reduces the mental and emotional stress that results from unequal financial conditions. The Digital Sub-Wallets project included two main objectives: • Increase women’s autonomy through more private control over money; and, • Improve cooperation by enhancing communication and relationships within the household. Read More

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Replication and Scale-up of the Learning Communities on the Move (LCOM) Model for Girl-led Activism and Norms Shifting

This learning brief details the lessons learned from the replication of the LCOM model in the Zinder region of Niger. Available in English, French, and Arabic. Read More

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The Role of Agricultural Collectives in Gender Transformative Food and Water Systems

Agricultural collectives are one of the most important platforms across the globe for small-scale farmers and their households and communities to democratically organize around common goals for prosperity and well-being. To support CARE’s commitment to fulfilling the rights to food, water and nutrition security for women and youth small-scale producers and their families, CARE and partners implement programmes that support competitiveness, gender transformative change, and social solidarity of farmers by establishing and strengthening business-oriented farmer collectives, often with the integration of approaches for gender justice. Drawing on programmatic learnings, in addition to the lived experiences of members throughout the world, CARE believes that collectives play a significant role in building social cohesion and strengthening individual and collective agency; advancing access to and control over resources; changing harmful and discriminatory gender norms; engaging governance structures to change laws; advocating for policy and practices that uphold women’s economic, social and political rights; and, driving socioeconomic development by providing structures for actors to collectively advance their common interests. Read More

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