Women & Girls

10/11/13

Saving Syria’s Girls

Last week, I traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees. I knew I was about to hear gripping stories of families fleeing violence and destruction. I also knew that I'd see firsthand how Syria's civil war has impacted girls.

10/11/13

International Day of the Girl Child Promotes Value and Fulfillment of Human Rights

Today is a global celebration that’s only in its second year, it's called International Day of the Girl Child. October 11th is International Day of the Girl. The United Nations started the observance and Atlanta based humanitarian group CARE has programs dedicated to promoting its purpose.

10/4/13

Mali Conflict: A Disrupted Past, an Uncertain Future

In an outer suburb of Bamako – Mali's capital - with half finished buildings on dusty dirt roads covered in litter, you enter a two-story house. Like many other derelict houses in the neighborhood, you're told, it is inhabited by "Northerners."

10/3/13

The Best CARE Story I’ve Found Is One No One Could Tell Me

I work for the Atlanta-headquartered humanitarian organization CARE. My job title is “Staff Writer” but, in reality, I’m as much of a finder as I am a writer.

10/3/13

Kallani and Jumar: Turning Milk Into Money for Their Family

Work is hard to find in Koibortopara, the remote village in northern Bangladesh where Kallani and her family struggled for years to survive.

“We had no way out,” she says. “No food, no clothing, as we had no consistent income.”

10/2/13

Empowering Girls to Learn and Lead

The Power to Lead Alliance (PTLA) aimed to create, strengthen, and scale-up diverse leadership opportunities for girls in six countries [Egypt, Honduras, India, Malawi, Tanzania, and Yemen] through extra-curricular activities, social ne

10/2/13

Realizing a Dream Helps to Feed Her Family

When CARE opened the first-ever girls’ school in Mali Khail, Afghanistan, it kindled the dreams of Malalai, a 13-year-old girl who had given up dreaming of her future.

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