Photo Essay: The Power of Women and Girls
Jul 26, 2019
We believe women and girls are powerful - they are agents of positive change in their families, communities, and countries! That's why we put women and girls at the centre of our work.
Social justice exists when all people, everywhere in the world, have the right to a life free from poverty, violence, discrimination or human rights violations.
While women and girls face great risk in times of crisis, they also have potential to lead. We work with humanitarian groups, lawmakers, and governments to ensure that women’s rights, gender equality, and local women are at the heart of humanitarian response.
We know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.
We develop solutions with women, girls, and their communities to tackle the big issues facing them like climate change, economic empowerment, food security and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster.
Our experience has shown that when we remove one barrier, other barriers are knocked down more easily. In other words, an action today has a ripple effect that leads to greater change over time.
When you pave the way for a young girl to go to school, she will ensure that her children go too. When you help seed a woman’s crops, she’ll have food to support not only her family, but her whole community. When you start something good today, your actions are felt for generations to come.
CARE knows this because we’ve been working this way for more than 70 years. Years after we’ve finished helping a community build a water reservoir, communities are accessing clean water. Years after we’ve helped a group of women launch a savings program, the group has continued to save, invest and earn.
Poverty is caused by the inequalities in the world. When you take action, you unleash waves of change that continue to grow for generations to come. Women and girls have the power to change the world! Do you agree?