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The Impact of the Food Crisis on Women and Girls in Afghanistan

November 28, 2022

This study looks at how the food crisis in Afghanistan affects women and girls differently, in order to better understand the gendered economic, cultural, and practical barriers to food security. This research highlights key findings on household food security, negative coping strategies women and families adopt, and shortcomings of humanitarian actors in gender-responsive aid delivery.

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Savings Groups in Emergencies – Peer Learning Group Resources

September 14, 2022

Savings Groups are one of the most widespread economic empowerment initiatives worldwide. Over the past 30 years, hundreds of NGOs and local civil society organizations have mobilized and trained Savings Groups across 75 countries, with an estimated 20 million active members. A growing body of evidence suggests that – across countries, organizations, and projects – Savings Groups have a consistently positive impact on savings, access and use of credit, investment in income-generating activities, food consumption and security, self-confidence, and market and social support networks. There is also mixed evidence that, in certain conditions, Savings Groups contribute to asset accumulation, income, investment in education, leadership, and women’s empowerment. Beyond financial inclusion, Savings Groups are now promoted as an economic strengthening strategy for diverse development objectives related to livelihoods, women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, health, social protection, and water, sanitation, and hygiene. Through the collaboration of 8 INGOs, learnings were gathered on Savings Groups in Emergency Contexts and compiled into the available documents.

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150 Million More Women Hungry

By Miriam Selva and Emily Janoch · August 4, 2022

There are an estimated 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. There are 8 times more women in the gap 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.

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COVID-19 & Women: Saving for Resilience

July 6, 2022

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.

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