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  • Demystifying the taboo around menstruation
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    Demystifying the taboo around menstruation

    A strong woman stands up for herself, a stronger woman stands up for others. Kiran’s story from Jirapur village, Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh When CARE India commenced its intervention under the Women + Water Programme, Kiran was chosen as the mobiliser as she was active and had good interaction and acceptance in the village. She lives in a small vil... Read More

  • Menstrual hygiene starts with awareness
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    Menstrual hygiene starts with awareness

    Sima lives with her husband and two children, a five-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy, in Silfodkheda village, Dewas district, Madhya Pradesh. Her husband is a construction worker and provides for the family well. When CARE India initiated the P.A.C.E. (personal advancement and career enhancement) curriculum under the Women + Water programme in Sima’s village... Read More

  • Learning to Transform
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    Learning to Transform

    In order to create awareness about sexual harassment and violence at the workplace, we facilitated 15  group interactions across different locations in Delhi. One of the sessions I attended was at Shankar Camp in Vasant Kunj with domestic workers. I was eagerly looking forward to participating in this session and interacting with the community as it was the first tim... Read More

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

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

  • It’s time to focus on child marriage in emergencies
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    It’s time to focus on child marriage in emergencies

    Over the past 20 years much has been done to ensure that responses to sexual violence in emergencies are put in place. Years of advocacy, lobbying and implementation on a shoe-string have ensured that gender-based and sexual violence is at least being talked about in the right places and at the right level (such as last year’s Global Summit to End Sexual Viol... Read More

  • Giving birth to a new life after quake
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    Giving birth to a new life after quake

    Chiranjibi Nepal, who is leading CARE Nepal’s programs on sexual and reproductive health, writes about the challenges of providing health care to pregnant and lactating women after the earthquake I met Asmita (20) a few days after the earthquake had struck Nepal. She lives in a little village called S... Read More

  • Option to wear what one wants to – The choice is yours to make (working with men and boys)
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    Option to wear what one wants to – The choice is yours to make (working with men and boys)

    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 less relevance for the women of rural areas. But ability to make these c... Read More

  • We offer you a basket of choices for family planning
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    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 doors but also negotiating social, cultural, and in many cases religiou... Read More

  • Getting the voices of women from disaster-affected communities into the UN World Humanitarian Summit by Howard Mollet
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    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 Secretariat to convene a workshop during CSW to consult activists from cou... Read More

  • UN Commission on the Status of Women
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    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 organizations from all over the world who have gathered in New York for two weeks.... Read More

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