Women & Girls

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.

9/26/13

Too Young to Wed: Empowering Girls as Leaders of Tomorrow

“I want to make sure girls have their rights and are not forced into marriage. What are you going to do?” 17 year-old Farwa asks UN delegates.

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9/26/13

Actress Amy Brenneman Visits CARE Projects in Peru

Actress Amy Brenneman, most recently the star of ABC’s Private Practice, visited several CARE maternal health and child nutrition programs in Peru in late 2012. 

9/19/13

Child Brides: We Cannot Afford to Ignore Their Plight

When I first met Genet, it was hard to believe she was actually 13. She was incredibly small physically - no taller than my 7-year-old son -- and intensely shy.

9/8/13

Stopping Violence Against Women Starts With Men

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.

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