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Forced marriage and violence, girls feel the pinch in South Sudan

 10th Dec 2018    South Sudan

“I felt like it was better to die than marry someone I didn’t know,” says 17 year old Mary (not real name)* from Torit in South Sudan. This is the pain Mary feels six months after she was nearly forced by her family to marry a stranger.

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We can only do our best

 6th Dec 2018    Yemen

Whenever I speak about my country I feel pain and sadness. The place I lived in my entire life which carries so many beautiful memories is being destroyed in front of my eyes. And with each story we see or hear in the news we feel like nothing will ever ...

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A Small Change May Happen Locally but its Impact is Global

 4th Dec 2018    Democratic Republic of Congo

As Humanitarian Partnership Coordinator for CARE, Frédérique is in Goma to support his team in the country to make the most of its partnerships with Congolese civil society organizations. CARE DRC’s work is intimately linked to local efforts to fight violence against women.

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Keeping women and girls safe from abuse

 30th Nov 2018    South Sudan

Thirty five year old Jane* from Torit in South Sudan says she doesn’t remember a day when she was happy in her marriage. For the past 10 years, her marriage has been shrouded by abuse and violence, leaving her with permanent emotional and physical scars. Jane is one of the ...

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Ways forward for the humanitarian system to better empower and protect women

 29th Nov 2018    Global

November 29th is the International Day of Women Human Rights Defenders, part of the 16 Days of Activism on Violence against Women and Girls. So it’s a good time to ask: how can the humanitarian sector better empower women – both within humanitarian agencies as well as local civil society ...

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Two different ways to die in Yemen

 27th Nov 2018    Yemen

It was 4pm and I was staying late in the office after work to do a radio interview about the humanitarian situation in Yemen. During the interview my phone was on silent, and when it finished I turned it over to see many missed calls and a message telling me ...

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Making work safe for women everywhere: 5 things to know about ending violence and harassment

 26th Nov 2018    Global

Movements like #MeToo, #YoTambién, #BalanceTonPorc, #NiUnaMenos and others have sparked widespread debate; violence and harassment against women is being exposed in more sectors, and the violence endured by women who are often less visible is gaining more attention; there’s one debate taking place that less people know so much about ...

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Women lauds nutrition sites for tackling malnutrition in South Sudan

 26th Nov 2018    South Sudan

South Sudan and the bare landscape is shimmering with heat as temperatures are soaring above 40 degrees Celsius. Oblivious to the scorching sun, a group of women treks with their children to the community ground, which serves as a station for CARE’s mobile nutrition site.

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Establishing resilient livelihoods 5 years after Haiyan

 8th Nov 2018    Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, internationally known as Yolanda, has become a name that’s hard to forget. The super typhoon wiped out homes, killed more than 6,300 people, and devastated agricultural lands leaving those who survived homeless and without any source of income. But for the people who witnessed its wrath, the only ...

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Meant to Lead

 8th Nov 2018    Philippines

CARE Philippines, through its Typhoon Haiyan Reconstruction Assistance (THRA) project, launched the Season-long Training for Vegetable Farmers in Northern Iloilo in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture, the Local Government of Lemery and Taytay sa Kauswagan, Inc (TSKI), as CARE’s facilitating partner in the Province of Iloilo.

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