Preventing and responding to GBV is an integral part of CARE’s commitment to promoting gender equality and ending poverty. In 2010, CARE implemented GBV programming in 33 countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Latin America & Caribbean
CARE in Latin America and the Caribbean
In fiscal year 2013, we worked in 86 countries, supporting 927 humanitarian aid and development projects to reach more than 97 million people. We carried out programs in the following 10 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean:
An 8-country study to understand rainfall, food security and human mobility.
Proven approaches for empowering women smallholders and achieving food security
An International Framework to Address ‘Loss And Damage’ from Climate Change Impacts
Since MDGs were agreed to in 2000, there are new challenges to ending poverty and developing in an equitable and sustainable way.
Undernourished pregnant women have higher reproductive risks, including death during or following childbirth. Many women suffer from a combination of chronic energy deficiency, poor weight gain in pregnancy, anemia, and other micronutrient deficiencies, as well as infections such as HIV and malaria. These along with inadequate obstetric care contribute to high rates of maternal mortality and poor birth outcomes. Undernutrition in pregnant women is directly linked to intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), which results in low birth weight, pre-maturity, and low nutrient stores in infants.
Empowering women to ensure family planning coverage, quality and equity