Uganda hosts one of the largest refugee populations in the world. Of the 1.2 million refugees in Uganda, 900,000 are South Sudanese.
HIV & AIDS
One HIV+ Mom's Quest to Secure Her Children's Future
In Kampala, Uganda, CARE project participant Beatrice Anena tells her story. Beatrice didn't even know her husband had AIDS when the disease took his life and left her with three young children.
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We place women at the center of the struggle against HIV.
We believe gender equality is fundamental in achieving rights and dignity for all, including people living with HIV and their families and loved ones. Women and girls tend to be more vulnerable to the structural issues that increase their risk of acquiring HIV, including violence against women, child marriage, educational and employment disparities and commercial sex work. Poorer women in most societies, especially those living with HIV, face combined burdens from discriminatory practices and policies in obtaining education and employment, in accessing livelihoods, assets and information and basic civil participation. CARE is committed to supporting the empowerment of poor women and girls and addressing gender barriers where they live, work and raise families.
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CARE's HIV/AIDS Work in Cameroon
HIV/AIDS contributes significantly to mortality in Cameroon. CHAMP aims to reduce HIV and to ease its impact on Cameroon's development.
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You can help empower women, entire families and whole communities to fight causes and consequences of poverty, including HIV and AIDS.