Policy and advocacy

We put gender equality at the centre of all that we do, including our policy and advocacy work.

General Election 2024: Our demands for a feminist future

Across the world, CARE combines gender-transformative programming with advocacy on gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights.

Advocacy is the deliberate process of influencing those who make decisions about developing, changing and implementing policies."

We engage at local, national, regional and international levels with decision-makers who have the power to legislate, negotiate or set budgets impacting policies on:

Our influencing work in the UK

In the UK, we work to influence the Government, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and Members of Parliament to both retain and take new progressive and impactful commitments that are essential to achieving equality.

CARE International UK calls on decision-makers to:

  • Ensure humanitarian action addresses inequalities which impact marginalised communities and responds to the unique needs of all genders, with a particular focus on women and girls.
  • Reiterate and increase their commitment to gender equality programming and international aid spending.
  • Make gender-based violence prevention a holistic priority and expand the focus on sexual violence in conflict into a broader commitment to gender-based violence prevention.
  • Prioritise women’s economic justice in economic policy and crisis recovery, remove structural barriers to gender equality and women’s economic opportunities, and improve women’s access to decent work across all sectors.
  • Tackle the climate emergency and ensure that the voices of the poorest and most vulnerable people are heard by the international community.
  • Increase women’s and girls’ voices and leadership and invest financially and politically in women’s and girls’ rights organisations.

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