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

May 17, 2022

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.

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Savings and Solidarity in Crisis: CARE’s VSLA in Emergencies Pilots

May 17, 2022

Globally an estimated 1.1 billion women, nearly one in three, are excluded from the formal financial system. This is particularly true in humanitarian crises. The Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) model with its focus on establishing low cost, self-administered informal financial services - with the ability to link to formal financial institutions where available - has the potential to help address this gap and lay a foundation for future economic recovery. Since 2019, CARE has been working through our VSLA in Emergencies (VSLAiE) approach to increase sectoral learning on how to successfully implement VSLAs in some of the most challenging crisis affected settings.

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Data as a Force for Good: Women Respond Quarter 3 Briefing, March 2022

March 13, 2022

Between December 2020 and December 2021, 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 Quarter 3 briefing includes findings from three rounds of quantitative and one round of qualitative data from VSLAs in Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Uganda. The brief highlights findings and trends overtime on how VSLA members in the targeted countries are coping and responding to the pandemic.

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She Told Us So Again

By Kalkidan Lakew and Emily Janoch · March 7, 2022

COVID-19’s impacts around the world are worse than they were in September 2020. Far from a return to “normal,” women and girls are saying that their situation continues to get worse. Fati Musa in Nigeria says, “Women have suffered a lot during the pandemic, and we are not yet recovering from this hardship.” 55% of women reported gaps in their livelihoods in 2020. Now that number is 71%. For food insecurity, the number has jumped from 41% to 66%. 63% of women say that their greatest need is mental health support. Women have stepped up to the challenge. "We are women leaders in emergency . . . we have the capacity to say: I have a voice and a vote, I am not going to stay stagnant . . ." (Colombia). In Niger, women are saying, “Now we women are not afraid to defend ourselves when a decision does not suit us.” The constant struggle is taking its toll. Women are almost twice as likely to report mental health challenges as they were in 2020. As one woman in Iraq describes, “If any opportunity appeared, the man would be the favorite . . . This psychologically affected many women...” This report represents the voices of more than 22,000 people in 23 countries since September of 2020.

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Gender Inequality, Biodiversity Loss, and Environmental Degradation

March 7, 2022

In collaboration with the CARE-WWF Alliance, EnGen Collaborative conducted a literature review as a critical step in responding to the question: What is the cost of biodiversity loss and environmental degradation on gender equality? The research unearthed several findings about the relationship between gender and the environment, but what is most noteworthy are the gaps that emerged. The identified linkages and gaps will support the development of future CARE-WWF Alliance programming, learning and advocacy. Find the executive summary through the first download link and the full literature review on the second.

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