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“As a Refugee and as a Woman, I Have Learned that We can do Anything”

 18th Jun 2019    Many

“Back in Syria, everything was different. My husband was working and I had the time to take care of the house and my children,” recalls the 37-year-old woman from Aleppo. “But now, I have to be both, the father and the mother”.

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To improve women's access to finance, stop asking them for collateral

 18th Jun 2019    Global

We know that a lack of access to finance is one of the major barriers facing women entrepreneurs in marginalised communities across the world. The women entrepreneurs we work with every day at CARE tell us, and so do the statistics: 80% of women-owned businesses with credit needs are either ...

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In the Aftermath of Cyclone Idai, Women and Girls Struggle to Cope with Menstruation.

 13th Jun 2019    Mozambique

In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the Púnguè River in Mozambique overflowed, causing catastrophic flooding across Mutua, a village in the district of Dondo. This village became the site of a large displacement camp supported by CARE.

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Eid: From Yemen

 5th Jun 2019    Yemen

Eid has always had a special place in my heart. When I was young, the evening before Eid was filled with warmth and anticipation. Since the beginning of the war – over four years ago – life has changed for everyone in Yemen.

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A mother in Idlib: “I tell my children stories of superheroes and safe lands”

 31st May 2019    Syria

March 2018, a fierce offensive left Eastern Ghouta in rubble, with more than 1,000 people killed in only one month. Sara*, is one of those who fled to Idlib to save their lives, but as violence escalates day by day in the northwestern governorate, she finds herself and her children ...

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We have the right to work safe and sound

 28th May 2019    Global

May 2018 marked a turning point when the International Labour Organisation (ILO) agreed to establish a global Convention to protect workers everywhere—now we must all see to it that this Convention is adopted during #ILO100 when the International Labour Conference convenes in June 2019.

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Rana: Supporting Women in Idlib

 27th May 2019    Syria

Rana is a 29-year-old Syrian woman from Homs. She is currently the Director of the Women Now Center in Idlib – one of the three CARE-supported centers in the governorate.

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Camp of Barsalgho

 17th May 2019    Burkina Faso

This camp was set up following the various displacements due to the insecurity since the end of 2018-beginning of 2019. The camp shelters 1388 people, all of Fulani ethnic group. More than half are children (between 700 and 800) aged 0 to 18, then come women and finally men in ...

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Idrissa Sawadogo

 17th May 2019    Burkina Faso

Idrissa Sawadogo, 41, is a father of eight children and married to two women. He is from Arbinda and was a very successful business. Indeed, he was the proud owner of a petrol station that earned him between 500,000 FCFA ($ 856.26) and 750,000 FCFA ($ 1284.39) a day and ...

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Maimounata Sawadogo

 17th May 2019    Burkina Faso

Maimounata Sawadogo is a 33-year-old woman and mother of 2 children, Zoubeirou Sawadogo (4 years old) and Halimata Saadia (1 year 7 months old). She is married to Abdoulwahab Sawadogo, 56 years old.

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