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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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Press releases

10/16/14

Without its farmers, South Sudan remains perilously close to famine

The conflict that began in December 2013 has disrupted every layer of life

10/13/14

Dr. Helene Gayle to step down from the role of President and CEO of CARE USA

Dr. Helene Gayle has announced her intent to step down from the role of President and CEO of CARE USA in July 2015. During her nine years as the organization’s chief...

10/10/14

CARE and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc. Celebrate International Day of the Girl

Two Atlanta-based organizations team up to co-host summit on girls’ leadership on Oct. 11

10/10/14

CARE Scaling Up Response to Halt Spread of Ebola

Since the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, over 3,800 people have died, and more than 8,000 cases have been reported according to the World Health Organization.

10/9/14

International Day of the Girl: Wedding Dresses Instead of School Uniforms

Ahead of the International Day of the Girl on 11 October, CARE International warns that an increasing number of Syrian refugee parents are arranging marriages for their...

10/9/14

Lack of women’s participation an obstacle to recovery and peace in Gaza, says CARE

JERUSALEM—(October 9, 2014)-- Increased participation by Palestinian women is crucial to creating a process towards peacefully resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and...

10/6/14

CARE Joins Aid Agencies Warning of Famine in South Sudan as Upsurge in Fighting Imminent

Agencies fear that efforts to prevent the crisis from deteriorating will falter as rival sides regroup to resume violence once the rainy season ends this month

10/6/14

CARE’s Peter Lochery Receives 2015 University of Oklahoma Water Prize

ATLANTA—(October 6, 2014)—CARE Director of Water Peter Lochery received the prestigious 2015 International Water Prize from the WaTER Center at the University of Oklahoma.

10/6/14

CARE: Shifting Social Norms to Achieve Gender Equality

CARE International is taking part in the European Week of Action for Girls to advocate for gender equality.

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...

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Advocacy Strategy

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Tipping Point advocacy efforts are geared towards using learning, documentation and analysis to build evidence for advocacy against early marriage and to support momentum for action and change in Bangladesh, Nepal and more broadly. Recognizing that practices such as early marriage that are rooted in social norms will not be solved solely through legal or policy means, the project’s advocacy extends beyond a focus on formal policies (e.g. minimum age of marriage laws) to include efforts to influence and transform social and structural drivers of early marriage.

Learning From The Tipping Point: Sneak Peek

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It’s July, 2014. What Has Tipping Point Learned So Far?

Child Grooms: Several communities in our working areas of Nepal arrange and celebrate marriages between children aged as young as 4. Brides and grooms might not see each other again until they near puberty, when they are expected to begin marital life. Boys, too, are denied the choice of if, when, and who to marry. In coming months, we will explore the impact on boys.

Our Approach

The Tipping Point project is using a Developmental Evaluation (DE) approach to monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) which leads to innovation through a focus on documentation, reflection, and learning so that we can refine strategies at every step of the way. Many people naturally experiment, by trying out new ways of doing something, and then changing what they are doing based on feedback loops and changing needs and demands. However, traditional monitoring and evaluation systems do not usually value or support this experimentation.

Global Summit to End Sexual Violence

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CARE is pleased to be participating in the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London from June 10-13. The summit brings together leaders from around the world to commit to ending sexual violence in conflict.  The summit comes at a key moment in international efforts to end sexual violence in conflict, including commitments made under UNSCR 1325, 1820 and their successor resolutions, and the UN Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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