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“ Don’t touch.” I hear this slogan over and over again here in Sierra Leone.  I am on a visit with my colleagues from CARE Sierra Leone and our regional office for Western Africa to meet the diverse range of partners and stakeholders with which CARE is working to fight the terrible disease that has ravaged West Africa in the past seven ... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Feb 17, 2015 11:56 AM EST
In ethnic minority communities in Cambodia’s remote northeast province of Ratanakiri, heavy housework demands and classes taught in a language that children did not understand led to a large number of girls dropping out of school. more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Feb 13, 2015 8:38 AM EST
CARE and our local partners are supporting displaced families in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as they struggle through the cold winter months.  more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Feb 12, 2015 12:02 PM EST
In a continuously shifting 21 st century climate, with burgeoning youth demographics, changing geopolitical and local dynamics – how can we advance youth and children's rights to empowerment and leadership? Facing security threats and deepening instability in many corners of the world, what does it take for a girl to become empowered today? more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Feb 6, 2015 4:06 PM EST
Mathews Damiano hails from Brighton village in traditional authority Mbenje in Nsanje. The devastating effects of floods that hit Nsanje district did not spare him and his family. The house he labored to build is now nothing but rubble. It is not even possible to tell where the front or back door was. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Jan 26, 2015 10:55 AM EST
​At Nyachilenda campsite we met Grace Lawrence, a 20-year old woman from Nyachikanda village, traditional authority Ndamera in Nsanje. She and her family were displaced by floods, just like many people in Nsanje district. She is eight months pregnant. When the floods came, her husband was in Mozambique on a business trip. She was left with her two ... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Jan 26, 2015 10:49 AM EST
Working across 467 schools can be a challenge.  When those schools are scattered across rural areas of Zimbabwe, the complexities grow even larger.  In addressing the challenge, the IGATE project* in Zimbabwe has begun using the WhatsApp social media application.    more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Jan 22, 2015 5:25 PM EST
On December 19, just two days after presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro made the historic announcement of talks to normalize relations between Cuba and the U.S., I departed for Canada for the holidays. more...
Posted by dfava on Notes From the Field Jan 16, 2015 2:14 PM EST
What happens when girls and boys realize that they can promote changes in their communities and start believing in a brighter future through education? The end result is empowered youth who inspire social change. more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Jan 16, 2015 11:35 AM EST
A picture says a thousand words.  That’s the saying, at least, and there’s reason why.  We can relate to and interpret pictures.  When looking at side-by-side pictures of the same town taken 100-years apart, it is clear and interesting to see how some things have changed and how others have stayed the same.  But how ... more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Jan 16, 2015 11:23 AM EST
Namunyana Mwajuma, a 17 year-old student from Uganda, has participated in CARE programs that helped her family through difficult times and ultimately put her back in school. After her father mysteriously disappeared in 2013, Namunyana’s family suffered greatly. She dropped out of school because her mother could no longer afford school ... more...
Posted by RashaNatour on Notes From the Field Dec 19, 2014 2:56 PM EST
We sat down with Perusi, a SASA! and, Emmanuel, a member of Abatangamuco to discuss how their lives before and after entering these programs. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 10, 2014 2:05 PM EST
Sovanna went from a life where she felt constantly at risk of sexual harrassment at work, and on the precarious edge of stability, to feeling safe, educating her peers, and saving to open her own coffee shop.  Find out how it happened more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 5, 2014 10:32 AM EST
"People of all faiths use religion as a reason to marry their children young, but no religion has ever sanctioned child marriage." Read about CARE's experiences of religion and Child Marriage. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 3, 2014 1:49 PM EST
"Like an egg, joy has hatched in my house. Between myself and my wives, and between me and my children. I learned that compassion is a new force for transformation." Amada is a participant in the Engaged Men program, where CARE Mali works through local groups to train men to think differently about gender equality. He has two wives, and 11 ... more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 2, 2014 8:00 AM EST
Many of CARE’s activities to reduce gender-based violence in Cambodia focus on empowering women to have the confidence to stand up for their rights. However, CARE also recognises that engaging with men is key in order to change deep-rooted attitudes. Bunnara*, a slim schoolboy of just 15 years old, is one of CARE’s key advocates for ... more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 1, 2014 8:00 AM EST
A key part of activism on GBV is learning to break the silence around violence. People need to know what GBV is and how to talk about it in order to be activists. So what is GBV? more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Nov 26, 2014 8:00 AM EST
At the age of 22, Mariam [1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to work with CARE she feels another chapter has begun. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Nov 25, 2014 8:00 AM EST
J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons.  T. S. Elliot provides us in one sentence a quantifiable and defined way to measure a dull and lonely existence. How then can we as social change agents, social activists and development workers better measure impacts of social change? more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Nov 12, 2014 9:20 AM EST
This week, I learned that schools in Tanzania have the right to force girls to have pregnancy tests, and to expel them if they are pregnant. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Nov 5, 2014 12:30 PM EST

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