Women and girls

Nepal: Saying “no more” to silent suffering

In some communities in Nepal, women are claiming the right to feel that they were not born to suffer.

DRC: Restoring dignity to survivors of sexual violence

“It was as if someone had thrown me a rope to help me climb out of a deep, dark hole,” says Florance Kwinja.

Reviving traditions to survive drought in Kenya

“Droughts have been part and parcel of our weather for centuries, but in the last 30 years, their frequency and severity has increased,” says women's group leader Fatuma.

Haiti earthquake: How CARE rebuilds alongside local people

"Life was very hard… But now I have a house and I am gaining weight again."

A new era for mothers and babies in Budar, Nepal

In far western Nepal, the terrain makes travel difficult and people have little access to health care facilities.

Peru: Making people’s voices heard in health care provision

Peru has the second highest maternal mortality rate in South America - but CARE's Participatory Voices project is helping women stand up for better health care.

Uganda: “The savings and loans project has empowered me”

Florence Okello is a member of a CARE savings and loans group, and an activist against gender-based violence. This is her story.

"I love to study": Improving education in Nicaragua

For young girls in Nicaragua, a quality education is a ticket out of the vicious cycle of poverty.