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The Need to Address Girls’ Education
EDUCATION

The Need to Address Girls’ Education

1st May, 2015. Education is essential to climb up the economic and social ladder. It is a system through which our society imparts information and knowledge to children. This knowledge is essential to drive progress. When these educated children grow up, they w...

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Option to wear what one wants to – The choice is yours to make
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Option to wear what one wants to – The choice is yours to make

27th April, 2015. Even though the option to choose what to wear has occupied a dominant place in women empowerment agenda, it is often relegated to the background when working with women in rural areas. There is an assumption that the issue is too ‘urban’ and is of le...

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Living in Fear through the second earthquake in Nepal
DISASTER RESPONSE

Living in Fear through the second earthquake in Nepal

April 26, 2015. The second earthquake hit this afternoon, and everybody started screaming. Everyone is afraid that there is going to be another, stronger earthquake. My nieces and nephews keep asking us, “Is there going to be another earthquake? Are we going to die?&rdquo...

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We offer you a basket of choices for family planning
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

We offer you a basket of choices for family planning

April 23, 2015. Bound by our own inhibitions, working on and talking about family planning and reproductive health is never easy, neither for men nor for women. It not only means shedding off the cultural baggage that keeps sexuality and reproductive health behind firmly closed d...

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How our partners perceive value of CARE?
MISCELLANEOUS

How our partners perceive value of CARE?

We have spoken many times of our work and of our project participants but this time I would like to bring forth a unique relationship which CARE nurtures and grows.  In CARE India we believe in partnering to implement our programs at the grass root. This is mainly to bring impact at s...

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Getting the voices of women from disaster-affected communities into the UN World Humanitarian Summit by Howard Mollet
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Getting the voices of women from disaster-affected communities into the UN World Humanitarian Summit by Howard Mollet

Every year, hundreds of women’s rights activists come to New York to lobby governments in the United Nations on gender equality during the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year, CARE International has partnered with UN Women and the World Humanitarian Summit Secr...

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UN Commission on the Status of Women
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

UN Commission on the Status of Women

Strong voices unite to call for gender equality and climate action- Without women’s voices, we will fail by Martha Chouchena- Rojas I am proud to be with our CARE International delegation together with over 9,000 participants from civil society organization...

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World Humanitarian Summit
MISCELLANEOUS

World Humanitarian Summit

“Let´s be bold together” CARE at the regional consultations in Budapest for the World Humanitarian Summit By Barbara Jackson, Humanitarian Director, CARE International I am currently in Budapest, Hungary, attending the second of two days of regional consultat...

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Power of Women Leadership
MISCELLANEOUS

Power of Women Leadership

It takes a household and a community to raise a leader Biraguda is quite far from the district headquarter of Kandhamal, the ride is bumpy, yet the natural beauty of the place overwhelms us- Dense forests on both sides of the serpentine road, hills and beautiful valleys. The ...

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My Empowering Reflections
MISCELLANEOUS

My Empowering Reflections

Its early morning and I am on my way to, village Dodadimaha in Kalahandi district of Odisha, to our project initiative- the PATHWAYS, one of CARE India’s Adivashi Program intervention1. On the way, one is greeted by a kaleidoscope of beautiful images - lush forest, hillocks, vall...

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