Latin America & Caribbean
CARE in Latin America and the Caribbean
In 2012, we worked in 84 countries, supporting 997 humanitarian aid and development projects to reach more than 83 million people. We carried out programs in the following 10 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean:
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.