Breaking the cycle of period poverty: Alice’s story

Alice, one of many women who participated in a menstrual hygiene course in Uganda. She chatted with CARE and our partner organization, WoMena, about some of her experiences and challenges with menstruation and how her and her family have overcome them.

On any given day, more than 320 million people around the world are menstruating (Global Menstrual Collective). Still many people around the world lack the proper access to menstrual products, services, and information. This is period poverty.

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In Photos: Syrian girls share how 11 years of conflict has impacted their lives

A young girl, Hana, sits at a desk writing in a notebook. Shafak/CARE

Millions of children were born in Syria since the conflict began more than a decade ago. Thousands have lost family members and been forced to flee their homes to camps in far away places and across neighbouring countries. Most continue to experience, daily, numerous violations of their basic rights to health, education and protection. These are some of their stories.

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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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CARE photographers’ favourite images in 2020

A pandemic kiss in Ecuador by Vicente Gaibor del Pino/CARE

Five of CARE’s photographers have shared their favourite images from the work they saw CARE implementing this year. As we say goodbye to 2020 together, take a look back at these photos—and the people whose lives have been impacted by your generous support.

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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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