Our best shot to end COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccination in Bangladesh, March 2021. Photo: Asafuzzaman Captain/CARE Bangladesh

In the global vaccine debate about who pays for doses, how much they cost, and how to ship them to lower income countries, the world is overlooking the most important factor: Who makes sure people get vaccines?

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15 Minutes on a Global Vaccination Response

15 Minutes to Change the World podcast: 15 Minutes on a Global Vaccination Response

In this episode of 15 Minutes to Change the World, we’re talking about a global vaccination response with Julia Anderson, the CEO of CanWaCH—the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health.

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Learning from local women humanitarians responding to gender-based violence

In the heart of the Jordanian desert, the camp is home to over 35,000 Syrian refugees. 60% are children and 1 in 4 households are headed by women. About 19 refugees arrive to the camp daily. The camp is classified in 4 villages, each one with a Community Center, a Health Center and a school. CARE manages all four community centers of the camp, acting as the hub organization and as a one-stop-shop that refugees visit daily for all their hanging matters and needs. Each center receives between 500-700 people each day. CARE provides recreational and psychosocial support activities, livelihood support and vocational training, cash assistance as well as referrals. Photo: Katharina Katzer/CARE

CARE’s Zainab Moallin spoke with the Arab Women Organization of Jordan (AWO Jordan), a women-led organization that partners with CARE, to understand what we can learn from women-led organizations as they navigate the impacts of the coronavirus in their humanitarian contexts and take steps to support vulnerable women and girls at risk of gender-based violence (GBV).

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15 Minutes on COVID-19 in Vulnerable Communities

On this episode of 15 Minutes to Change the World, we speak with Najeeba Wazefadost and Bárbara Romero, two of the five co-founders of Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders (GIRWL). They share their personal stories as refugees and insights on how COVID-19 is affecting refugee communities and internally displaced persons around the world.

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A ray of hope for refugee women in Uganda

Refugee women making masks in Uganda

For a group of women tailors located in a village in Uganda’s Bidibidi settlement zone, all has not been lost during the pandemic. Their story is a true reflection of the old adage “every cloud has a silver lining” thanks to CARE and support from UN Women.

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