The political and diplomatic crisis in Syria have caught the world's attention. But the continuing conflict is also producing a humanitarian crisis: millions of refugees. And the world is only now becoming aware of the scale of the problem.
Violence Against Women
I've been watching the news about the war in Syria with a mixture of anger and worry. Yes, I'm angry and deeply disturbed when I read about the thousands of people who have been killed and the millions displaced by their own government.
I recently met a teenager from India's Dalit ("untouchable") community who had been gang-raped by a group of upper-caste men. She told me that instead of providing support after the attack last September, relatives were humiliating her. "I'm finding it hard to cope with the stigma," she said.
One in three females will experience gender-based violence (GBV) in her lifetime.
CARE International: What It’s Like to be a Humanitarian Aid Worker in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
World Humanitarian Day, CARE International aid worker Rose Vive Lobo writes about her work helping survivors of sexual violence in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
GOMA, Congo, The Dem. Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2013) - The poverty-fighting organization CARE thanks Congress for including major provisions to address child marriage globally in the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).