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CARE is one of the world's largest private international humanitarian organizations, committed to helping families in poor communities improve their lives and achieve lasting victories over poverty. The organization was founded in 1945, when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. CARE quickly became a trusted vehicle for the compassion and generosity of millions. Originally located in New York City, we moved our headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1993. We are located at 151 Ellis Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2440 USA.
 
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9/30/14

‘World cannot look away from suffering of refugees fleeing fighting in Syria’, says aid agency CARE

‘Terrified, exhausted and often with no idea where to go next’, more than 140,000 Syrian people who have fled the violence in Kobane for Turkey are in desperate need of...

9/25/14

CARE Village Savings and Loan Associations Surpass 4 Million Members

Microfinance groups first developed by CARE in 1991 featured in new book by Pulitzer Prize-winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

9/24/14

Aid to South Sudan is saving lives, yet millions remain in desperate need

With harvesting season approaching, CARE has called for urgent action to reduce needless deaths from hunger and malnutrition.

9/22/14

More than 60,000 newly arrived Syrian refugees in Turkey in urgent need of humanitarian assistance

CARE assessment team on the ground TURKEY—(September 22, 2014)--CARE is deeply concerned about the influx of around 66,000 refugees who have crossed the border to Turkey in...

9/15/14

CARE Chefs to Host Advocacy Dinner in Houston

HOUSTON (Sept. 15, 2014) — Celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn and Atlanta chef Asha Gomez will host a CARE advocacy dinner in Houston this week to raise awareness about global...

9/8/14

Hunger Data Experts Confirm Risk of Famine in South Sudan

Best solution to avert famine is for all parties to lay down their weapons immediately, says CARE

9/2/14

Nepal: Devastating Floods Leave People With Trauma

After heavy monsoon rains have caused devastating floods and landslides in Western Nepal last week, CARE is scaling up its emergency response for thousands of people affected...

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We're in the news! Find out about this year's humanitarian relief and poverty-fighting efforts around the world.

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HOUSTON (Sept. 15, 2014) — Celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn and Atlanta chef Asha Gomez will host a CARE advocacy dinner in Houston this week to raise awareness about global hunger. More than 840 million people around the world do not have enough to eat.

“Food is a universal amongst all of us,” Mendelsohn said “We all need it; we all work with it. And it’s very important that chefs or just human beings in general understand what the rest of the world is going through to get food to their plate.”

These questions came out of lengthy discussions with project teams in Bangladesh and Nepal. As a learning project, Tipping Point staff and community groups will intentionally explore these questions in the course of our work with communities and networks.

1. How can community mobilization strategies be applied to change community norms related to child marriage and its root causes?

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Get in touch with on of our experts on Gender and Empowerment

Doris Bartel, Director of Gender and Empowerment

Theresa Hwang, Gender Director

Erin Kennedy, Senior Advisor for Advocacy and Partnership

Carol Boender, Director, Tipping Point Project

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CARE understands that gender transformative work relies on individuals to be agents and models of social change. Our Gender Equity and Diversity (GED) training materials for work with our staff, partners, and beneficiaries are the best of the best, an industry standard praised by USAID and other partners. 

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TESFA’s goal is to improve economic, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes for ever-married adolescent girls in Ethiopia. CARE Ethiopia and its partners implemented the program, and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) evaluated it.  TESFA relies on peer-education within small group settings modeled on CARE’s village savings and loans (VSLA) approach. Community support is provided by groups of 20 to 30 community members, who meet once a month to discuss how to support girls and receive their own training on gender and health.

TESFA Brief

TESFA is a 3 year project funded by the Nike Foundation that works to improve economic, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes for ever‐married adolescent girls in Ethiopia. 

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