Lalaina’s story: From crime and injustice to an enriched Life

In Madagascar, CARE worked with Nofy Nandrianina Noelisoa Rajernerson, a professional photographer who teaches at Akany Avoko Faravohitra, a residential rehabilitation center that provides young girls with second chances, life skills, a safe space, and support to deal with past traumas. Nofy asked three of her students* to document life in the Center while telling their own stories.

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Girls no longer miss school during their periods in Zimbabwe’s Buhera District

In Zimbawe’s Buhera District, statistics show that boys have higher attendance in school than girls. Why is this? Often girls miss school during their menstrual cycle. According to estimates from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), about one in every ten school-age African girls doesn’t attend school during their periods or has dropped out at puberty due to lack of cleanliness and separate toilet facilities for girls.

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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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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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15 Minutes on Localizing and Decolonizing Aid

15 Minutes to Change the World - CARE Canada's podcast

In the final episode of our March4Women series, we speak with Everjoice Win, an activist in feminist and social justice movements in her country, Zimbabwe, the African continent and globally for over 30 years. Everjoice speaks passionately about decolonizing aid and localization in the context of international development and humanitarian work—and how women are leading the charge in this very critical area.

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