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By John Crownover Young Men Initiative Program Advisor CARE International - Balkans Navigating adolescence is a challenging period in all cultures. It ’ s a time when young people begin to find their identity, develop their values and confront the problems of the world around them on a personal level.   more...
Posted by dfava on Policy and Advocacy Jun 10, 2014 11:07 AM EDT
By Katie Porter The President released his FY2015 budget this week, outlining his administration’s priorities for Congress.  The picture for international poverty-fighting accounts is bleak.  Funding for programs that address such things as maternal and child health or nutrition are low.  And while there are some... more...
Posted by dfava on Policy and Advocacy Mar 7, 2014 11:39 AM EST
by Milkah Kihunah Milkah Kihunah is a Senior Policy Adviser on Gender and Empowerment with CARE USA. In this role she conducts policy analysis and advocacy on issues of women’s empowerment, gender equality and gender-based violence globally. She has more than 10 years’ experience in research and advocacy on human rights, conflict... more...
Posted by stacidixon on Policy and Advocacy Dec 5, 2013 3:18 PM EST
Tonya M. Rawe, Senior Policy Advocate, CARE USA Typhoon Haiyan has captured worldwide attention – and an outpouring of support and solidarity – from the smallest rural towns to the densest urban centers to the climate change negotiations in Warsaw, Poland.   more...
Posted by dfava on Policy and Advocacy Nov 15, 2013 3:57 PM EST
Senate Name, State, Party Freshman? Barbara Boxer, CA, D Johnny Isakson, GA, R Richard Blumenthal, CT, D Sherrod Brown, OH, D Benjamin Cardin, MD, D Robert Casey, PA, D Susan Collins, ME, R Chris Coons, DE, D Richard Durbin, IL, D Dianne Feinstein, CA, D Al Franken, MN, D Kirsten Gilibrand, NY, D Tim Kaine, VA, D Yes Mark Kirk, IL, R Amy Klobuchar, MN, D John... more...
Posted by mlauter@care.org on Policy and Advocacy Mar 29, 2013 7:01 PM EDT
CARE's Learning Tours program, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a strategic entry point for education and engagement of policymakers and those who can influence policy. The Learning Tours program provides these decision makers with life-changing experiences that go beyond statistics and give them the opportunity to travel with... more...
Posted by dfava@care.org on Policy and Advocacy Mar 12, 2013 6:26 PM EDT
As part of a globalization project as a graduate student of Western Kentucky University, I am creating a website to increase awareness of the need for organizations such as care to battle global issues. One requirement, and an important aspect of any globalization project, is the collaboration with members of the organization. I am seeking one or more... more...
Posted by jonesml1@topper.wku.edu on Policy and Advocacy Mar 3, 2013 5:08 PM EST
In August 2012, a group of congressional staff members traveled with CARE to Haiti to focus on progress and economic and social challenges that remained more than two and a half years after a massive earthquake devastated the country in January 2010. The delegation (from left to right) at the CARE Women”s Solidarity Group in Léogâne: Alice James,... more...
Posted by dfava@care.org on Policy and Advocacy Feb 4, 2013 12:19 PM EST
In April 2012, CARE hosted their firstsenator -- Johnny Isakson (R-GA) --on a Learning Tour to Uganda to learn how key innovations and investments in U.S. foreignassistance have made progress in the region possible. CARE: What were your initial impressions with the trip? Isakson: I thought the trip was fantastic. CARE”s in-country and DC staff were... more...
Posted by schen on Policy and Advocacy Jan 29, 2013 3:01 PM EST
With the election behind us you”re likely asking yourself: so what does this all mean for our collective fight against global poverty and the future of foreign assistance? We share your concern and wanted to share what we know, what questions remain, and how you can help. We are confident that with the President”s re-election comes his strong support... more...
Posted by mlauter@care.org on Policy and Advocacy Nov 13, 2012 3:47 PM EST
Just before the August recess, House and Senate leaders, with support from the White House, reached an agreement on a six-month Continuing Resolution (CR) that would delay FY13 appropriations decisions until early next year. Policymakers will vote on the CR when they return from recess in September. Although both the House and Senate... more...
Posted by mlauter@care.org on Policy and Advocacy Aug 31, 2012 4:41 PM EDT
  Thank you to our CAN advocates who took part in the US Global Leadership Conference in July, and lobbied Congress to support robust funding for the FY13 International Affairs Budget! CAN advocates met with 18 offices on Capitol Hill, urging their Members of Congress to support critical funding for life-saving international development... more...
Posted by mlauter@care.org on Policy and Advocacy Aug 3, 2012 2:49 PM EDT
Thanks in large part to the tremendous work of our advocates, the U.S. Senate passed the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act last month, co-sponsored by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME). This is a crucial step in upholding the rights of adolescent girls around the world and a critical step in... more...
Posted by mlauter@care.org on Policy and Advocacy Jul 2, 2012 4:55 PM EDT
In the poor Bangladeshi village of Kawabadha,a shy little girl named Morsheda recently turned five years old. At her party,Morsheda sang and danced with her friends and family and feasted on atraditional dessert made of rice and sugar. Unfortunately, Morsheda”s fifthbirthday celebration was an event many children around the world will... more...
Posted by schen on Policy and Advocacy Jun 12, 2012 3:13 PM EDT
By: Jeff Hoover, Field Coordinator, CARE USA On my final day in Ayacucho, Peru I had the opportunity to see CARE”s maternal health programs firsthand. We drove 3.5 hours through terrain seemingly created for Avatar to the town of Vilcashuaman (aprox 10,000” elevation). The distance and terrain alone illustrate some of the issues already facing... more...
Posted by gmcpherson on Policy and Advocacy Jun 1, 2012 2:55 PM EDT
By: Jeff Hoover, Field Coordinator, CARE USA During my recent travels to Peru to visit CARE”s programs, our group learned of the JUNTOs program. JUNTOs is a government partnership that offered wide ranging business and development assistance to the poor.The program paid poor women and families 100 sols (approx $40) per month to live a healthy,... more...
Posted by gmcpherson on Policy and Advocacy May 30, 2012 12:53 AM EDT
By: Jeff Hoover, Field Coordinator, CARE USA As a relatively new member of CARE's Citizen Advocacy team, I recently took part in my first trip to visit CARE programs.I have been overseas a number of times, including a prior trip to Peru. This trip promised to be considerably different from my past experiences considering my first visit to Peru was in... more...
Posted by gmcpherson on Policy and Advocacy May 25, 2012 12:41 AM EDT
By:Suzanne Berman, Field Coordinator, CARE USA I work with members of the US Congress and their constituents to improve our foreign assistance programs. While much of CARE”s advocacy work involves the US government, our country office colleagues also engage in advocacy with foreign governments. I got a taste of CARE”s global advocacy work last week... more...
Posted by gmcpherson on Policy and Advocacy Apr 27, 2012 6:14 PM EDT
On Monday, February 13, President Obama released his Administration”s request for the FY13 Federal Budget, which includes funding for International Affairs. Despite a tight fiscal environment, the FY13 request reflects the President”s ongoing commitment to international development. The Administration is requesting $56.2 billion for the... more...
Posted by gmcpherson on Policy and Advocacy Feb 22, 2012 3:59 PM EST
Last week, I participated in a discussion panel following the release of Population Action International”s latest film, Weathering Change: Stories about climate and family from women around the world (www.weatheringchange.org). The film highlights the ways in which women struggle to care for their families and how climate change is impacting... more...
Posted by trawe@care.org on Policy and Advocacy Sep 26, 2011 2:49 PM EDT

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