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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CARE Calls Upon the EU to Respect the Rights of Refugees at their Borders

As several thousand refugees and asylum-seekers line Turkey’s border with the European Union, CARE denounces acts of violence against vulnerable groups seeking protection at Europe’s borders and calls for European member states to cooperate, share the responsibility, and accept refugees into Europe, including by offering safe asylum.

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Children’s festival brings together Syrian and Turkish families

More than 1,000 children and parents from Syria and Turkey came together to play at the Kilis Children’s Festival, organized by CARE and the Kilis municipality at the Southern Turkish town’s football stadium. “We are very happy to work alongside the municipality in Kilis. It’s a fitting city for a celebration of coming together in…

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