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The latest blogs from CARE India staff and partners around the world.

  • Responding to Floods in Assam
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Responding to Floods in Assam

    Travelling from Guwahati to Morigaon, I was mesmerised by the serene beauty of green hills, rivers, rivulets, and melodious sound of chirping birds. On reaching Jagiroad (highway), I was joined by CARE team members deployed for Assam flood response. We proceeded further to Morigaon to meet our local NGO partner, take stock of progress and plan for relief distribut... Read More

  • Creating new pathways of learning
    EDUCATION

    Creating new pathways of learning

    Teachers and education providers can be identified as the most vital component of the education value chain. Motivated teachers can transform lives of their learners; create new pathways of learning and empower them through academic and psycho-social attainments. Similarly, disinterest and apathy on teachers’ part can prove fatal for the nation, as several gener... Read More

  • Exclusive breast feeding is saving lives for newborns
    HEALTH

    Exclusive breast feeding is saving lives for newborns

    In the most stirring crisis, a single story can tell us everything we need to know. Two weeks back I visited a remote block of Panna district in Madhya Pradesh where CARE India’s, ‘Newborn Survival’ project is underway. Usually hospitals in the region are overcrowded, with very limited staff, and most newborns in these hospitals are vulnerable. Many children... Read More

  • Challenges for children from marginalised Indian communities
    EDUCATION

    Challenges for children from marginalised Indian communities

    Literacy is not only an end but a means to most other learnings as well as social and economic empowerment. Early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first years of life. The interactions that young children have with literacy materials such as books and stories, and with the adults in their lives are the building blocks for langu... Read More

  • Unleashing the power of youth in humanitarian space
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Unleashing the power of youth in humanitarian space

    Asia is home to more than half of the world’s young people. India is expected to have 34.33% share of youth in total population by 2020 (Central Statistics Office, GoI). There is immense untapped potential in youth to shape the future of the world as a safer place to live in. The National Youth Policy (2014) defines youth as persons in the age group of 15-29 yea... Read More

  • Maternal health care in Bihar: One born every two seconds
    HEALTH

    Maternal health care in Bihar: One born every two seconds

    Her first four children each died of asphyxiation during delivery. The 30-year-old’s fifth – a baby girl – was born safely at home, and against all odds. When the same expectant mother entered Bihar’s district hospital to deliver her sixth baby, she was hoping for a boy. She entered the hospital carrying the hopes and dreams of the many family memb... Read More

  • Bhagwati- A Woman’s Struggle In Fighting Malnutrition
    HEALTH

    Bhagwati- A Woman’s Struggle In Fighting Malnutrition

    This story is of Bhagwati Ahirwar from Kayan village in Madhya Pradesh. Having helped reduce malnutrition among the children in the village, Bhagwati is a role model for her villagers.With her marriage while in class 8, Bhagwati had to end her education. Soon she gave birth to an underweight child, her husband and in-laws moved to the capital city for work and... Read More

  • Fighting TB: Challenges and Way Forward
    HEALTH

    Fighting TB: Challenges and Way Forward

    Tuberculosis can affect any age, caste or class and it is one of the top 10 causes of death across the globe, ranking above HIV and malaria. To generate awareness, 24 March is observed as World TB Day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, there were 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide. Six countries account for 60% of the total TB deaths, ... Read More

  • Raju Patel’s Journey Towards Breaking Age Old Gender Stereotypes
    HEALTH

    Raju Patel’s Journey Towards Breaking Age Old Gender Stereotypes

    In Khajwa village in Madhya Pradesh, Raju and his wife Poonam earn their livelihood through farming and animal husbandry.  Being the youngest daughter-in-law in the family, Poonam had to do all the household chores, look after their cattle and spend the remaining time in farming.It was as a part of CARE India’s Read More

  • Children are most vulnerable during disasters
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Children are most vulnerable during disasters

    Can any disaster avoid a sight of children lying lifeless, injured and deafening sound of their cry in pain and stream of tears rolling relentlessly? The huge impact of disasters on children is visible with the staggering number of deaths and injuries to children. Children’s vulnerability increases with the decrease in age and existing ill-health conditions. Amo... Read More

  • After a decade of implementation of PWDV Act in Bihar, study on domestic violence shows some mixed results
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    After a decade of implementation of PWDV Act in Bihar, study on domestic violence shows some mixed results

    After 10 years of enforcement of a milestone law to protect women from domestic violence ‘The Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act’ (PWDVA), nothing much has changed for vast number 0f women in the country. During one of my visit to Patna, I heard Shazina saying “today if I am living a life with dignity it is just because of PWDVA Read More

  • Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality

    India has sex ratio of 940 females per 100 males (census 2011)1; Literacy rates of 68.4% women, 85.6 % men (NFHS 4); globally, about 800 women die every day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth; 20 per cent of these women are from India. As per ILO, women formed 60 per cent of the lowest paid wage labor, but only 15 per cent of the ... Read More

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