Women and girls

FGM: Was it a blessing when they cut me?

Women poets in Somalia are speaking out against the practice of female genital mutilation.

The fight against FGM: How an Imam is speaking out

Sheikh Mohammed Yusuf is speaking out about female genital mutilation – a subject considered taboo by most Somali men.

Fatima's story: How family planning is changing lives

The Trump administration's 'global gag' means women have less access to family planning services - but thanks to CARE, Fatima in Nigeria got the help she needed.

How UK aid is changing lives in the DRC

UK aid is enabling young people to access sexual and reproductive health services without stigma.

Myanmar refugees: The women in the shadows, slowly dying

An eye-witness account from the refugee camps in Bangladesh: How can we help them all?

#16days against GBV: A harrowing story of sexual violence

Begum says it’s easy to identify the worst three days of her life. They are her last three days spent in Myanmar.

Nigeria: Why CARE is there, and what we are doing

Find out how CARE has started delivering help in north-east Nigeria in response to the regional humanitarian crisis.

Myanmar: A story of horror – and human kindness

Nur, a refugee mother who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh, experienced horrific violence – but also the kindness of strangers.

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