CARE India is a registered Section 8 company in India and a member of CARE confederation present in 100 countries, which works with the most marginalised women and girls to alleviate poverty and reduce social injustice through comprehensive programmes in health, education, livelihoods and humanitarian assistance and rehabilitation.
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  • 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

  • Reminiscence
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    Reminiscence

    With aspiration running high, I walked past the car parked in the portico of CARE Bihar’s office in Ranchi, on a cold morning of January in 1998. It was my first day of work in one of largest relief and development organisation of the world. As soon as I entered the reception area, I saw a huge black and white photograph hanging on the wall. It showed the dist... Read More

  • Dairy dares discrimination of Dalits
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    Dairy dares discrimination of Dalits

    Srivakkaramari is a Dalit settlement of 300 poor families, in the Srimushnam block. This block is endowed with natural resources. However the Dalit population have been pushed to the brink of the village, where the land is less fertile. They are mostly agricultural labourers or are working in the informal sector. Rani was a landless labourer from the Dali... Read More

  • Lone and fighting, but not given up
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    Lone and fighting, but not given up

    Having gone up to Cuddalore, a four hour road drive from Chennai, I thought of peeping into the immediate next suburb, the cashew town of Southern India- Panruti. Panruti is known for cashew and jackfruits, both of which are rare commodities with very high economic value. Panruti cashew, a globally reputed commodity, is a bright white, tasty nut with an attractive s... Read More

  • Breaking Myths & Inspiring Change on International Women’s Day. Series of stories from members of different companies
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    Breaking Myths & Inspiring Change on International Women’s Day. Series of stories from members of different companies

    CARE India launched a 5 days campaign from March 3–7 to create awareness on gender equality. This campaign engaged corporate employees from different companies to share stories about, women that they know who broke the myth and demonstrated exemplary courage, inspiring change around them. We will showcase some of these stories in this space. This is the fou... Read More

  • Breaking Myths & Inspiring Change on International Women’s Day. Series of stories from members of different companies.
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Breaking Myths & Inspiring Change on International Women’s Day. Series of stories from members of different companies.

    CARE India launched a 5 days campaign from March 3 – 7 to create awareness on gender equality. This campaign engaged corporate employees from different companies to share stories about, women that they know who broke the myth and demonstrated exemplary courage, inspiring change around them. We will showcase some of these stories in this space. This is the f... Read More

  • Breaking Myths & Inspiring Change on International Women’s Day
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Breaking Myths & Inspiring Change on International Women’s Day

    CARE India launched a 5 days campaign from March 3 – 7 to create awareness on gender equality. This campaign engaged corporate employees from different companies to share stories about, women that they know who broke the myth and demonstrated exemplary courage, inspiring change around them. We will showcase some of these stories in this space. This is the f... Read More

  • Women must have a voice in the post-2015 MDGs
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    Women must have a voice in the post-2015 MDGs

    By Howard Mollett and Aisha Rahamatali   Aisha Rahamatali is CARE International’s Advocacy Officer, and is one of eight CARE delegates participating in the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York March 10-21. Howard Mollett is Senior Conflict Policy Advisor for CARE International UK. CARE International – Blog... Read More

  • Maheswari’s tryst with destiny
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    Maheswari’s tryst with destiny

    When I met Maheswari in her small hut located in the remote part of Nagapattinam District in Tamilnadu, I could not imagine the path she had travelled to get there. There she stood in front of me as a confident Business Correspondent of Indian Overseas Bank, smiling along with her two children, husband and mother- in- law. Let’s rewind a bit. Maheswari belo... Read More

  • Shop for Good
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    Shop for Good

    The International WomanÔÇÖs Day 2014 is right around the corner. To celebrate this day, CARE India has partnered with Nykaa.com, an online marketing portal, to promote cause based marketing in an effort to support empowerment of women and girls. Nykaa.com will donate 2% of the proceeds to CARE India on any shopping done on their portal during March 7 to 9, 2014. ... Read More

  • A small step and a giant leap
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    A small step and a giant leap

    In a land where patriarchy thrives, in a country where women are mostly subjugated, in a society where gender roles are not only defined at a very early age but also any deviation is severely punished, in a family where men are not supposed to feel any empathy towards women, I saw a different side, another face of India today. I was given an opportunity t... 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

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