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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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9/15/14

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...

8/18/14

CARE: Planning for Gaza’s future must start now

GAZA/JERUSALEM - While many families are still in great need of immediate humanitarian assistance, there is no time to waste to ensure that the people of Gaza aren’t trapped...

8/14/14

Celebrity Chef Mike Isabella Competes for CARE on Bravo’s Top Chef Duels

ATLANTA –Washington D.C.-based celebrity chef Mike Isabella, who traveled with the poverty-fighting organization CARE this year, will appear in Bravo network’s Top Chef Duels...

8/13/14

Ebola Outbreak: CARE Enacts Preventative Measures in Sierra Leone, Liberia

CARE staff warns the outbreak will have a lasting negative impact on vulnerable communities

8/11/14

Failure of peace agreement in South Sudan means more people will go hungry, warns CARE

Comprehensive agreement for peace must be reached to avert humanitarian catastrophe

8/9/14

Aid Agencies Condemn Attacks on Aid Workers

A group of nine major humanitarian aid organizations condemns the recent killings and attacks on South Sudanese aid workers in Maban County in the Upper Nile State of South...

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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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