Empowering women and girls

Fighting poverty

When one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings many other people with her.

Unlocking potential

Women put in two-thirds of the world’s working hours, yet make only 10% of the world’s income. We aim to change that.

Help fight poverty

You can deliver lasting change to women, families and poor communities.

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.

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Educating girls

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.

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 75 years.

CARE's impact

We work in 104 countries around the world, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our aims

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.