Opinion

Respectful care essential to saving women’s lives

While we know that health care providers in rural and remote settings face many challenges, the way they engage with women, especially in pregnancy and delivery, can set the stage for whether she seeks life-saving care for herself and her child in the future.

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Silence is deafening for those at risk

We, as Canadians, need to put pressure on our government to ensure these crises are not ignored, and use their power to negotiate an end to conflicts so people can return home and re-build their lives.

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International Women’s Rights Coalition Calls on Montreal Summit of Women Foreign Ministers to Champion Women Human Rights Defenders at UN General Assembly

A coalition of women’s rights organizations is calling on women foreign ministers participating in a precedent-setting meeting in Montreal this week to make concrete and accountable commitments during the UN General Assembly to recognize, protect and support increasingly persecuted women human rights defenders around the world. In a statement released today, more than 160 women’s…

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Gains on plastics are important, but concrete solutions still needed for climate

New CARE report notes Canada has made progress helping people adapt to climate change, but further G7 support needed OTTAWA – As G7 ministers prepare to discuss ridding the oceans of plastics, CARE is also calling on officials to dive deeper with climate change commitments to protect coastal communities. On Sept. 19-21, G7 ministers on…

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How travelling with my kids taught me to embrace adventure

By Shannon Elliot, CARE Canada’s Director, Brand and Marketing The plane chugged through another 45 seconds of turbulence and I met my husband’s eyes from the row behind me. This wouldn’t be good. The overnight flight was dark and the attendants had tucked themselves out of sight. I passed my last paper bag through the seats…

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Working to help refugees

Today, on World Refugee Day, we celebrate those that are making a difference in the lives of refugees right here at home in Canada and abroad. Have you ever wanted a career in helping newcomers or have you been looking for smaller ways that you can help? Our expert panel below can help you learn…

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Syria’s Refugees: Not Europe’s Problem

By Jessie Thomson, senior director of CARE Canada’s humanitarian assistance and emergency team A toddler. Three years old. Little shoes, red shirt, face down in the sand. Waves of an unforgiving sea that has claimed thousands this year alone. With this startling image, the international media gave a face to a refugee crisis. He is…

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