CARE Brazil was created in 2000 and operates mainly in the Northeast region and urban centres of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. CARE Brazil works in conjunction with the Brazilian government and local civil organizations that have similar goals in terms of eradicating widespread poverty.
Not every marriage lasts forever, but early marriage has lifelong consequences for girls. By forcing a child into premature adulthood, early marriage thwarts her chances at education, endangers her health and cuts short her personal growth and development.
Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.
This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.
Proven approaches for empowering women smallholders and achieving food security
Equity and Resilience for Sustainable development: CARE at Rio Plus 20
September 2012 Issue of CARE's Poverty Environment & Climate Change Network Newsletter