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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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3/11/15

CARE reaches 600,000 people in conflict-affected South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (March 10, 2015) - Humanitarian organization CARE has reached more than 600,000 South Sudanese people affected by the conflict that began in the world’s...

3/6/15

CARE Recognizes International Women’s Day 2015

Honoring the progress of women around the world, advocating for women’s rights. 

3/3/15

White House Taps CARE to Help Train Peace Corps Volunteers under Let Girls Learn Initiative

WASHINGTON (March 3, 2015) — More than 50 years after former President John F.

2/19/15

CARE Mourns the Loss of Ed Wesely

The global CARE family remembers longtime friend and leader, Ed Wesely, who passed away Feb. 15 at his New York City home.

2/17/15

Republican Congressional Representatives Travel with CARE to Visit Maternal Health Programs in Guatemala

Members of Congress see how U.S. development investments are resulting in healthier moms and families

2/11/15

Urgent Need for Humanitarian Assistance in Western Africa Refugee Crisis

CARE has reached more than 50,000 people with food, cash, drinking water or hygiene kits in Niger.

2/9/15

Putting on the brakes: Averting a deepening crisis in South Sudan

NGOs urge regional leaders and donors to redouble efforts to push for a lasting peace agreement that transforms South Sudan’s trajectory from devastation to development

2/5/15

Success of H&M Holiday Campaign Enables Women in Ethiopia to Start Businesses

The global poverty-fighting organization CARE today received a contribution of $2.4 million as a result of a Holiday Campaign in H&M stores worldwide. “We are very...

2/5/15

New book documents CARE’s transformative work linking poor dairy farmers with markets in Bangladesh

Through their “Making Markets More Inclusive: Lessons from CARE and the Future of Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chain Development,” co-authors Kevin McKague and...

2/2/15

CARE welcomes ceasefire in South Sudan, but a comprehensive peace settlement must be reached

JUBA, South Sudan. (Feb. 2, 2015) — CARE welcomes the signing of the ceasefire between the government and opposition forces in South Sudan.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals: CARE welcomes powerful final wording

Girls Not Brides

CARE is a leader in advocacy to end child marriage. One of our key roles is co-chairing Girls Not Brides: The United States Partnership to End Child Marriage (GNB USA, formerly the Child Marriage Coalition). GNB USA is comprised of more than 50 organizations with offices in the United States, and is officially affiliated with Girls Not Brides, a global partnership of more than 300 civil society organizations from 67 countries working to address child marriage, and much of our work is undertaken in regular consultation and coordination with the Global Secretariat based in London.

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Advocacy Strategy

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.

A key goal of the...

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Learning From The Tipping Point: Sneak Peek

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.

It’s More Than Dowry: Dowry—a payment from the bride’s family to the groom’s family—can be complicated. It is not...

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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. DE creates an environment that encourages...

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Global Summit to End Sexual Violence

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.

CARE is very active in the summit, and in working to prevent conflict and mitigate harm from conflict around the world....

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Helene Gayle, #78 on Forbes List of 100 Most Powerful Women

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013 CARE was on the ground within days providing food, shelter and supplies. Within three months the anti-poverty organization had raised $20 million toward assisting the storm ravaged nation and within six months had helped 300,000 people.

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