CARE believes every person has the right to a life free from violence. We put gender equality and the safety and dignity of women and girls at the centre of what we do.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a global problem of epidemic proportions that demands committed action and sustained resources. It is estimated that one in every three women will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime.
How does CARE respond to gender-based violence?
CARE supports survivors of gender-based violence to recover physically, psychologically and economically. We provide healthcare, counselling and livelihoods support to help women to rebuild their lives.
We don't stop at helping survivors of gender-based violence. We aim to address – and change – the attitudes that make it possible, especially in crisis settings.
This means working alongside local organisations and communities to support their response to gender-based violence in the local context. It means empowering women and girls through education, health, and livelihoods opportunities. It means supporting women to speak up for their rights. And it means engaging men and boys to break the cycle of violence.
Meet a ‘womanitarian’: Abeba - "Stand on the side of Tigrayan women"
In her work at the Women’s Association of Tigray (WAT), Abeba Hailesilassie helps to support survivors of gender-based violence and promotes women’s leadership in decision-making.
7 women activists raise their voices to prevent sexual violence in conflict
CARE is bringing together 7 women activists from 7 conflict-affected regions to attend the International Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) Conference in London.
16 Days of Activism: 16 inspirational women
To mark 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, we are sharing the stories of 16 inspirational women who are fighting the causes and consequences of violence against women and girls.