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  • 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 earthquakeI 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- RojasI 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

  • Small Tribal Tea Farms- A multifaceted development
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    Small Tribal Tea Farms- A multifaceted development

    Recently many of us witnessed the vociferous fights against illegal mining, by tribal women across the country, in an effort to protect their rights from being usurped by undesirable commercial activities, and also, to preserve the natural ecosystem.On my part, I have always been amazed by the tribal world, which is resplendent with traditional wisdom and indige... Read More

  • Desolation to Dignity: A new lease of life
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    Desolation to Dignity: A new lease of life

    On entering a cluttered but surprisingly spacious room, or what they call a house, in a garbage-filled lane in Kalwa(Mumbai), we were welcomed with a few smiling faces. Undoubtedly, they were expecting us, and their effusive welcome was heartening. Among the girls standing there I could see Kavita smiling (name changed) behind the flimsy curtain of a plastic sack ac... Read More

  • Women Migrants as Economic Actors
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    Women Migrants as Economic Actors

    Putul says, “I am 34 years old. My husband is a farmer, and we have two sons and one daughter. In 2009 as we were struggling financially, I decided to come to India. My brother-in-law helped me cross the border, without facing any challenges. And, then I reached Mumbai. I struggled a lot in the first year as I was unable to find a decent job. In due course, I ... Read More

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