"We must all come together so women and girls can live a life free from violence"

by Laurie Lee, Interim Secretary General, CARE International CARE works hard to empower women, engage men and boys to promote gender equality, and prevent gender based violence. We have powerful programmes and advocacy campaigns to advance these causes all over the world. As an organisation that champions the rights of women and girls, CARE recognises…

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Making bassi and breaking down barriers in Niger

By Elizabeth Adéwalé, CARE Niger Bassi, a couscous made from millet, is very popular across Niger. In the village of Tamroro, the women of a local savings group, process millet into bassi, providing them with income as well as helping to feed their village. Operating out of their “factory,” a small compound in the center…

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Edmonton prepares to step up for women worldwide this March

Edmonton women are stepping up to raise critical funds for women and girls across the world. With one month until International Women’s Day in March, a group of local volunteers are busy preparing for the 1st annual CARE Walk In Her Shoes event, which will be held at Emily Murphy Park on Saturday, March 24.…

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Ottawa prepares to step up for women worldwide this March

Ottawa women are stepping up to raise critical funds for women and girls across the world. With one month until International Women’s Day in March, a group of local volunteers are busy preparing for the second annual CARE Walk In Her Shoes event, which will be held at Parliament Hill on Tuesday, March 6. The…

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Knowledge is power: Eleni’s story

When Eleni was brought before her soon-to-be husband for the first time, she was 12 years old. “I was scared and angry because no one told me I was going to be married or that I would be leaving my family behind for another village,” says Eleni. “I didn’t have time to think about how…

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Hundreds of thousands of Syrians risk being pushed to return in 2018 despite ongoing violence, warn aid agencies

Hundreds of thousands of refugees are at risk of being pushed to return to Syria in 2018, despite ongoing violence, bombing and shelling that are endangering the lives of civilians, leading humanitarian agencies warn in a report released today. The warning comes amid a global anti-refugee backlash, harsher conditions in neighbouring countries hosting Syrians, and…

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