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Our Focus on Women and Girls

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Gender equality is CARE International’s central organizing principle. We cannot achieve economic justice, climate justice, health equity, the right to food, water, and nutrition, or equal access to humanitarian assistance without addressing gender inequality.

By 2030, CARE International seeks to support 50 million people to experience greater gender equality in their lives.  Read our detailed strategy on why and how we aim to achieve this.

We focus on improving the rights of women, adolescent girls, and marginalized groups in three main areas:

Indashyikirwa, Bihar, and She Soars are three of CARE’s flagship programs that clearly demonstrate our gender equality work in practice.


The Indashyikirwa project worked with couples to reduce intimate partner violence and improve the wellbeing of survivors in selected communities in seven districts of Rwanda. It also aimed to strengthen the evidence base for community prevention and response for GBV. Read More

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Bihar Technical Support Program

CARE's Bihar program focused on reducing rates of maternal, newborn, and child mortality and malnutrition.

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Inclusive, holistic Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, life skills, and financial literacy programming.

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You can learn more about the Indashyikirwa, Bihar, and She Soars programs, as well as other key CARE initiatives on women’s and girls’ rights globally, by engaging with us at Women Deliver. Find out how.

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Our Partners at Women Deliver

At Women Deliver and beyond, learn more and connect with our partners, who, like us, strive for a more gender-just world.

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