Women's Empowerment

7/11/12

CARE Commends Groundbreaking London Summit on Family Planning

CARE applauds global community for standing by girls and women and urges the global community to honor commitments made at the summit

7/1/09

The Princess of Safe Motherhood

Five years have passed, but the pain on Neneh Mansaray’s face tells more of the story than the monotone words that escape from her trembling lips. It is heartbreaking and uncomfortable to watch as she vividly remembers the struggles of her past. Taking notes seems insensitive.

CARE Knows How to Prevent Gender-based Violence with Beads

The “bead game” was designed to address some of the pressure women in certain cultures feel to give birth to boy children, and reduce the stigma placed upon women who give birth to girls.

I Was a Child Groom - Child marriage stories

I don't remember very much about my wedding, just that there was a big party and I was carried to it in an ornate carriage. I was 8 years old. Rajkumari, my wife, was 7.

How One Child Groom is Fighting Child Marriage Today

Everything seemed to be going well for Parshuram Harijan amid the dancing and celebration at his wedding. Until he had to go to bathroom.

Doing No More Harm

When Amarnath Yadav, 27, was mugging up for his final year bachelor's degree examination, his mind drifted towards what he would do after college. Being a student of the education stream, he was expected to be a teacher, but he wanted to explore more.

Nine Years Old and Married

When Tino was 9, she spent her days tending to small animals in her pastorialist village in Ethiopia. The child had never attended school, and was barely old enough to have a passing understanding of cultural traditions in her village.

Independence is Born From Chickens

“I’m happy because my business has given me independence and the ability to contribute to my family.”  At 32 years old, Gertrude has 3 children with her husband.  Growing up outside Mutare, in eastern Zimbabwe, she was able to stay in school through her O-level examinations, which take place afte

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