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We make all of CARE’s evaluation and research reports available for public access in accordance with our Accountability Policy. These are available at our Evaluation Library.

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No Women, No Peace

By Swasti Gautam · June 3, 2024

When crises hit, women step-up as leaders, engaging hands-on to navigate challenges. Women leaders are often overlooked and unsupported in times of crisis, yet they continue to make considerable contributions. They deliver essential health and nutrition services to the most vulnerable. They document human rights abuses and work to make communities safer. They strengthen their livelihoods through resourcefulness and creativity. CARE's Women in War research shows that women are the key to effective crises recovery and long-term peacebuilding. By removing barriers to their participation and amplifying the critical work they are already doing, we can give women the recognition they deserve and empower them to change the future of crisis response.

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Women Navigating Health Challenges on the Frontline

By Miriam Selva · June 3, 2024

Since 2013, CARE has focused on understanding women's roles and needs during crises, initially starting with the Syrian conflict. Through initiatives like Rapid Gender Analysis and Women Respond, CARE has gathered insights into how women lead during crises and what support they require. This brief aligns with CARE's latest report, Women in War which combines surveys, interviews, and data models using public datasets to comprehend women's experiences in conflict.

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Women in War

By Emily Janoch, Kalkidan Lakew, Yingxin Zhang, Florence Santos, Nicole Paul · May 29, 2024

600 million women around the world live within 50 kilometers of a conflict zone, more than double the number it was in the 1990s. Yet our understanding of how women experience war and respond in these highly complex crises is often clouded by narratives that frame them as, at worst, invisible, or at best, victims. Women in War: Leaders, Responders, and Potential challenges these prevailing views by exploring how women endure conflict, and offers recommendations on how to better address their unique needs and challenges.

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CARE Jordan 2023 Annual Needs Assessment

May 24, 2024

CARE Jordan’s 2023 Annual Needs Assessment is the twelfth iteration of a series of assessments aimed at understanding and addressing the needs of vulnerable communities across Jordan including Jordanians, Syrian refugees in urban areas and Azraq camp, as well as other minority refugees’ nationalities including Iraqi, Yemeni, Somali and Sudanese. CARE Jordan’s data collection efforts for 2023 reached into new areas of the Kingdom, including underserved regions in the South, such as Karak and Tafileh.

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Building caring economies as a pathway to economic and gender justice

May 15, 2024

Care work is the backbone of our society, yet caring systems around the world are broken and leaving women and girls disproportionately impacted. This joint report by CARE International and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women demonstrates how and why governments and decisionmakers should invest in building caring economies in line with the 5Rs of care to achieve gender and economic justice globally, and presents four original case studies of women entrepreneurs from the UK, Kenya and Vietnam as practical examples of positive outcomes of such investments. It concludes with a list of six recommendations on how decisionmakers – including governments, donors, multilateral agencies and the private sector – should build caring economies.

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Rafah Governorate: Deception, Destruction & Death in the “Safe” Zone (Rapid Gender Analysis)

May 14, 2024

The ongoing crisis in the Gaza Strip has been described as a “human rights crisis, a human-made humanitarian disaster” and a “war on woman.” Since October 7th there has been mass scale forced displacement of over a million Palestinians from Northern Gaza to Southern Governorates. The aim of this RGA was to hear from women and men currently in Rafah, with a focus on those providing essential services to communities and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the Governorate. The aim was to better understand the experiences of women, men, girls and boys at this moment, and to identify how CARE and the local and international humanitarian community, including U.N. Agencies, can best respond - understanding the formidable challenges and barriers to do so.

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Community Health Worker Programs: Gaps and Solutions

March 13, 2024

A CARE multi-country study analyzing government-supported community health worker programs in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Nigeria and the United States using the CHW Assessment and Improvement Matrix (AIM) found that insufficient funding of these programs affects remuneration and other incentives for community health workers but also leads to inadequate resources for training, data collection, and equipment and supplies. This negatively impacts community health workers’ motivation, retention, and recognition and, in general, poses major barriers to achieving Universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. Governments must step their support and investment in community health workers, properly integrate them into health systems and ensure a broader enabling environment for them to unleash their full potential.

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