Beating the odds. Meet Rosemarie, Rozina, Martha, Agnes, Zainab and Hanna.

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Addressing gender inequality isn’t something that can be handed down from the top — we must empower the people affected to create lasting change. Our charities know this. When they look at the issues facing women and girls, they understand the best way to solve this is to involve the entire community and give women […]


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The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2021

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As we look back at 2021, what world events do you remember the best? Was it Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk’s space flights? Or maybe it was Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. While these were some of the most popular headlines this past year, our Charity Alliance partner CARE took the opportunity […]

CARE: Surgeon explains challenges and motivations during pandemic

Surgeon Gabriela Portillo explains what the challenges and motivations of life as a humanitarian worker during an unprecedented pandemic. Gabriela Portillo is a surgeon and is a postgraduate degree candidate on health management. She is currently working on CARE’s COVID-19 humanitarian response in Honduras with the Prolempa Project, an initiative to increase the economic well-being […]

Fighting for gender equality on International Women’s Day

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This month we celebrate International Women’s Day! The history of this observance began in the early twentieth century, when National Women’s Day was initially founded in the United States. However, this global movement couldn’t be contained by one country’s borders. As women continued to fight for better work conditions and suffrage around the world, it […]

CARE: How this Farmer is Rebuilding after she Lost Everything

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When Rosemarie Arante, recalls surviving 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan — one of the most difficult experiences of her life — the emotions are still raw. “I don’t want to see… to remember…” she trails off as tears well up. Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Super Typhoon Yolanda, was a Category 5 storm that hit the Philippines […]

From CARE® Packages to helping make #WomenEqual

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If you have spent time away from friends or family, you may have been sent a “care package.” It probably included some comfort items from home like your favorite foods and needed supplies. It is likely that the care package also brought you the feeling of being loved, or being thought of, or it served […]

CARE: Mothers in Syria Face Impossible Choices

“I hope that my children can go back to school and live the life they deserve.” Two months before the Syrian war started in 2011, Mariam’s* husband had a heart attack and died. She was pregnant at the time and gave birth soon after, just as the fighting began. “He is turning eight now, like […]