Day of the Girl: Inspiring Stories of Perseverance

A close up of 3 children holding hands.

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG). It is a day to celebrate and recognize the unlimited potential of each and every girl around the world; a day to advocate for girls to be leaders in their homes and their communities.

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Ukraine: What would you bring if you had to flee in a hurry?

A young girl sitting on a bed, holding a stuffed animal cat.

More than 13 million people have left their homes since the escalation of the war in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Most were only able to take a few essential items with them and had to leave everything else behind. In times of uncertainty, trauma, and fear, it is sometimes the little things that give us hope and strength. Often it is something that reminds us of home.

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Barbara Grantham – Travel Diary, Part Three – Morocco

Seven people are standing inside and facing the camera for a photo. They stand in front of two vertical banners that have information about the cooperative.

Recently I returned from my first trip to visit CARE projects in Africa since I became President and CEO of CARE Canada in April 2020. It was a wonderful and inspiring visit to Zambia and Morocco, meeting incredible people and learning how CARE and our partners are supporting women’s leadership.

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Barbara Grantham – Travel Diary, Part Two

Recently I returned from my first trip to visit CARE projects in Africa since I became President and CEO of CARE Canada in April 2020. It was a wonderful and inspiring visit to Zambia and Morocco, meeting incredible people and learning how CARE and our partners are supporting women’s leadership.

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Barbara Grantham – Travel Diary, Part One

From left to right: Michelle Nuun wearing a red shirt and black pants, Dennis wearing a green shirt and khaki pants, Loveness wearing a blue shirt and a multi coloured chitanga, and Barbara Grantham.

I just returned from my first trip to visit CARE projects in Africa since I started. To visit Zambia and Morocco, and learn how CARE and our partners are supporting women’s leadership, was a wonderful opportunity. I kept a diary along the way, that I am now sharing with you.

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Women in Vanuatu Photo Project

Aspiring photographer and Vanuatu Photo Project participant Ann-Ruth has her portrait taken by mentor Valerie Fernandez.

See how four emerging ni-Vanuatu women photographers capture the stories and portraits of graduates of CARE Vanuatu’s Young Women’s Leadership Program (YWLP)!

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In Photos: Women’s economic empowerment in action

Basma Nazer runs a social enterprise called ‘Khoyoot’, translating as Threads, in Jordan. Basma’s Khoyoot Initiative creates partnerships with women in a refugee camp to produce hand embroidered products. The revenue from the sales is then used to fund more courses and initiatives within the camp. Basma was recently selected as a role model by CARE Jordan to tour the country and inspire other women who are thinking of setting up their own businesses. CARE Netherlands

Women’s economic empowerment means that women have the knowledge, tools and opportunities to unlock their full potential to earn and save money. Here are just a few of the amazing women we at CARE have had the privilege of working with and learning from over the years:

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