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Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative: Leadership & Life Skills

October 21, 2022

Since 2003, CARE has implemented the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) to improve access to and quality of education for marginalized girls across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In 2015, CARE expanded PCTFI to a third cohort of countries reaching marginalized adolescents, particularly girls, (aged 10-19) in seven countries: Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and India. This report outlines learning from this multi-country initiative from the leadership and life skills related activities.

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Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative: Gender Integration, Gender-based Violence (GBV) Prevention, and Social Norms Change

October 21, 2022

Since 2003, CARE has implemented the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) to improve access to and quality of education for marginalized girls across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In 2015, CARE expanded PCTFI to a third cohort of countries reaching marginalized adolescents, particularly girls, (aged 10-19) in seven countries: Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and India. This report outlines learning from this multi-country initiative activities relating to Gender Integration, Gender-based Violence (GBV) prevention, and social norms change

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Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative – Adolescent Led Advocacy

October 21, 2022

Since 2003, CARE has implemented the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) to improve access to and quality of education for marginalized girls across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In 2015, CARE expanded PCTFI to a third cohort of countries reaching marginalized adolescents, particularly girls, (aged 10-19) in seven countries: Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and India. This report outlines learning from this multi-country initiative regarding the adolescent-led advocacy activities.

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Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative: Linking Saving Groups to Adolescents Boys and Girls Economic Empowerment and Education

October 21, 2022

Since 2003, CARE has implemented the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) to improve access to and quality of education for marginalized girls across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In 2015, CARE expanded PCTFI to a third cohort of countries reaching marginalized adolescents, particularly girls, (aged 10-19) in seven countries: Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and India. This report outlines the learning this multi-country initiative's activities relating to adolescents boys and girls economic empowerment and education.

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Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative: Learnings from Integrating Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR)

October 21, 2022

Since 2003, CARE has implemented the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) to improve access to and quality of education for marginalized girls across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In 2015, CARE expanded PCTFI to a third cohort of countries reaching marginalized adolescents, particularly girls, (aged 10-19) in seven countries: Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and India. This report outlines the learning relating to ASRHR activities from this multi-country initiative.

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Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative: Adolescent Economic Empowerment

October 21, 2022

Since 2003, CARE has implemented the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) to improve access to and quality of education for marginalized girls across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In 2015, CARE expanded PCTFI to a third cohort of countries reaching marginalized adolescents, particularly girls, (aged 10-19) in seven countries: Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and India. This report outlines the impact of this multi-country initiative on adolescent economic empowerment.

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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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Gender Transformative Impact: A snapshot of eight projects

September 9, 2022

CARE believes that achieving gender equality requires change across all areas of women’s lives. Historically, CARE’s project impact has focused on women’s agency. However, influencing change in relations and structures is vital for achieving gender equality, even if this can be more challenging. We looked across eight projects reporting impact across all three dimensions of CARE’s Gender Equality Framework—agency, relations, and structures—to see how they scored on CARE’s Gender Marker and what common features they share.

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

August 3, 2022

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.

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