Empowering women and girls
Our promise to women and girls
Women and girls’ lack of control over their lives is a root cause of poverty – so we help women and girls empower themselves to overcome poverty.
Investing in girls’ education creates a ripple effect – the result is healthier, wealthier families and communities, now and into the future.
Promoting women’s voices
Fighting poverty means ending the inequality that keeps women and girls, and their families and communities, locked in poverty.
Earning an income
Empowering women to build better livelihoods is crucial to lifting people out of poverty: because when women earn, everyone benefits.
Ending early child marriage
Child marriage thwarts a girl’s chances at education, endangers her health and development, and perpetuates family and community cycles of poverty.
Ending gender-based violence
Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive human rights abuses in the world, damaging women, girls, men and boys and destroying communities. We need to stop it.
Engaging men and boys
CARE has found that men can – and should – play a positive role in changing attitudes, transforming lives and ending gender inequality.