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  • 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

  • Overcoming gender barriers to reduce malnutrition
    HEALTH

    Overcoming gender barriers to reduce malnutrition

    Pawai block is located almost 65 kms away from Panna district. Juhi is one of the villages in this block having a large tribal population. The total population of this village is 1260. There are two prominent castes, one is Yadavs who fall under OBC and other is tribes. The major occupation of Yadav community is agriculture and they are somewhat prosperous too. H... Read More

  • A relentless drive to propel change: Story of Bishnupriya
    LIVELIHOOD

    A relentless drive to propel change: Story of Bishnupriya

    Bishnupriya Pradhan, a young Adivasi girl from Kandhamal district’s Bradinaju village in Odisha is inspiring thousands in her community, as she chases her ambitions fearlessly, embodying the true spirit of women empowerment. When most girls her age in the community were getting married, Bishnupriya decided to pursue her graduation in Arts, managing her own fe... Read More

  • Mother’s willingness to adopt of correct feeding practices help revive her children’s deteriorating health
    HEALTH

    Mother’s willingness to adopt of correct feeding practices help revive her children’s deteriorating health

    28-year-old Maya Mishra from Badamalhera Block’s Chaikuwa village in Madhya Pradesh has had a tough journey to ensure health and well-being of her children. Maya’s husband is a farmer and the only earning hand in the family. The family’s only source of income is a piece of two-acre land. CARE India’s staff first met Maya in December 2013 during their rou... Read More

  • Things every child should be taught about gender, for an equitable society
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Things every child should be taught about gender, for an equitable society

    CARE India has been, for the last several decades, working to empower women and girls from the most marginalized communities across India, enabling them to live secure and resilient lives in dignity. The organisation aims to work with 50 million women and girls as part of its primary goal, to help them meet their health, education, and livelihood entitlements. ... Read More

  • Women and girls in the face of disasters
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Women and girls in the face of disasters

    Research across sectors in humanitarian work has demonstrated that disasters do not have the same impact on women, men, boys and girls of different age groups. The impact varies for marginalized sections of our communities who have already been facing the wrath of caste, religion, and ethnicity based discrimination during non-disaster times.  There are different ... Read More

  • Improved agricultural practices helped in putting an end to migration
    LIVELIHOOD

    Improved agricultural practices helped in putting an end to migration

    23-year-old Sunita Bai, an Adivasi woman farmer from tribal dominated Jabla village, Jashpur district in Chhattisgarh was facing tough financial situation for many years, especially due to limited crop produce on her farm land, and absence of any other livelihood avenues in the village. Sunita lives with her husband, two and half year-old son, brother-in-law an... Read More

  • CARE’s Asia Pacific Regional Supply Chain Workshop
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    CARE’s Asia Pacific Regional Supply Chain Workshop

      CARE’s Asia Pacific Regional Unit, in Bangkok, Thailand organised an Asia Pacific Regional Supply Chain Workshop for Program Support and Program Team Members of the region from 22-25 November 2016. A total of over 20 participants attended the workshop, which was convened by Logistics Manager at Emergency and Humanitarian Assistance, Ms. Rachel Gordon-R... Read More

  • Meera’s journey: From selling vegetables to contesting Panchayat election
    HEALTH

    Meera’s journey: From selling vegetables to contesting Panchayat election

    Meera, a 28-year-old woman from Gulganj Village in Madhya PradeshÔÇÖs Chhatarpur district, is a mother of three young children. Even though she couldnÔÇÖt pursue her education beyond high school, and was married off early, she never gave up on her dreams and aspirations to do something big in her life. MeeraÔÇÖs husband was a daily wage labourer, so she had t... Read More

  • From veiled existence to a Panchayat representative
    HEALTH

    From veiled existence to a Panchayat representative

    Parvati Sahoo from Mugwari vilage, chhatrapur district, Madhya Pradesh has always had the zeal and determination to win against all odds. She was among the few educated women from her village, who have completed secondary education. But married at 17 years of age her story was not different from other women of her village. Post marriage she was confine... Read More

  • From a housewife to a working woman
    HEALTH

    From a housewife to a working woman

    Preety Yadav works as a nutrition volunteer in Hateri Village in Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh as a part of CARE India’s Nutrition project (MPNP). Bound by conventional gender roles of an ideal wife, mother and a daughter-in-law, Preety had been living a mundane life ever since she got married at the age of 14. She lives with her in-laws, two ch... Read More

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