Our aims

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CARE works around the world to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We put women and girls in the centre because we know we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

The injustice of poverty

In spite of global progress in reducing absolute poverty, wide inequalities persist between and within countries, and between men and women. Working for poverty reduction and social justice: The CARE 2020 Program Strategy sets out a vision for how CARE globally will fight inequality in order to overcome the injustice of poverty. For a world of justice, without poverty sets out what CARE in the UK will do to help make this happen.

We will deliver lasting change

By 2020, CARE and our partners will support 150 million people from the most vulnerable and excluded communities to overcome poverty and social injustice. We put women and girls in the centre because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

Our goals

We commit to these specific outcomes by 2020:

What we will do

Together with our partners, we will focus on three key roles:

Humanitarian action

We will respond to emergencies caused by conflict and natural disasters, and work with communities to encourage future resilience and equitable development.

Innovative solutions

We will support new ways of delivering essential services to poor and marginalised people, building capacity to tackle poverty, building resilience to reduce risk, and empowering the most vulnerable – particularly women and girls.

Multiplying impact

We will use the evidence, learning and innovation from our humanitarian action and long-term development programmes to influence broader social change and to ‘scale up’ to reach and benefit more people.

How we will do it

Strengthening gender equality and women’s voice

– lasting solutions and multiplying impact will only happen if development works for women, and women work for development.

Promoting dialogue and inclusive governance

– bringing people together to find and implement solutions.

Increasing resilience

– increasing the ability of people and communities to thrive in the face of climate change and conflict.

For a world of justice, without poverty

CARE International UK’s strategic plan for 2015-20 sets out how CARE in the UK will play a key part in achieving the ambition of the global CARE confederation to support 150 million people from the poorest and most excluded communities to overcome poverty and injustice by 2020.

Read a one-page summary of our 2015-20 strategy

Read For a world of justice, without poverty: CARE International UK strategy 2015-20

Our key roles will be in providing and transferring expertise (particularly in the areas of women’s economic empowerment, humanitarian action, inclusive governance, gender equality, and resilience); multiplying impact; and raising funds to achieve CARE’s goals.

We will monitor and review the strategy annually, and we will report back on progress in our annual reports. (Our most recent annual report, for 2014-15, reports on the priorities in our 2013-15 strategic plan.)

CIUK Strategy 2015-20

CIUK Strategy 2015-20 - one-page summary