CARE Canada and the Government of Canada announce funding for new CARE project to address the growing crisis in the Horn of Africa

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CARE Canada is excited to announce a new pilot program that aims to bridge the work between humanitarian and development projects towards more sustainable outcomes. One of the first of its type, the nexus project Lifesaving Health, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and Protection Assistance for Crisis-affected IDPs and Host Communities in the Eastern Zone of Tigray Region will help to bridge the crossover between humanitarian and development programming towards more sustainable outcomes.

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5 ways women and girls are impacted by the Ukraine conflict

Women fleeing Ukraine cross the border in Medyka, on the Ukraine-Poland border, on March 2, 2022. © Adrienne Surprenant /MYOP

As with all conflicts, the crisis in Ukraine is disproportionately affecting women and girls, both within the country and those fleeing across borders. CARE has identified five key areas where more support and attention are urgently needed for women and girls affected by the crisis in Ukraine:

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CARE / UN Women: Being amongst the most affected by the earthquake, women’s and girls’ meaningful participation and leadership are crucial to an effective and successful humanitarian response

Pamphile Fabiana, a CARE village agent who lives in the town of Latibolière, in the 4th section of Basse Guinaudé, speaks about what she and her community lost in the August 2021 7.2 magnitude earthquake that caused massive loss of life and property in southern Haiti. Fabiana (in pink shirt) is pictured w other members (names not known) of her community near a damaged school in late August 2021. "We have lost all our possessions, such as: our houses, our churches, our schools, our health centers, all our animals, some members of our families are victims, their feet are broken," She said (using Google translate).

Following the 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14, UN Women Haiti and CARE International, in partnership with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Women’s Rights, the General Directorate of Civil Protection, and the Humanitarian Country Team’s Special Gender Task Force, developed a Rapid Gender Analysis which aims to provide humanitarian actors with recommendations to address the needs of women and girls to ensure their rights and needs are at the core of recovery and reconstruction efforts.

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15 Minutes on Climate Action and Climate Justice

Podcast 15 Minutes to Change the World: 15 Minutes on Climate Action and Climate Justice

Our guest today is Catherine Abreu, an internationally recognized, award-winning campaigner whose work centers on building powerful coalitions to advance transformative action on climate change. Catherine is the Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada, Canada’s primary network of more than 100 organizations working on climate change and energy issues from coast to coast to coast.

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Reflecting on Women Deliver

The CARE team at Women Deliver in Vancouver, 2019

Hosted in Vancouver, this year’s Women Deliver conference brought together 8000 people from 165 countries around the world. Attendees brought with them an ambition to disrupt the imbalance of power that fuels marginalization, injustice and poverty through ideas, solutions, and partnerships that will transform the lives of women and girls.

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Equality for all: Thoughts from CARE’s gender advisor

Syrian teens participate in peer to peer support groups in a CARE community centre in Irbid, Jordan. Part of CARE's psychosocial programming, teenage girls come together to discuss topics ranging from personal narrative to early child marriage, stress management to gender-based violence. Credit: Mary Kate MacIsaac/CARE

As CARE Canada’s senior gender advisor, I have a keen interest in ending inequality. Throughout my career, I have listened to and focused on working together with women around the world to amplify their voices and ensure they have a seat at the table.

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