Poverty & Social Justice

11/15/13

I Can Hear My Parents’ Hearts Breaking

Abdulwahad is standing behind the counter of a small shop in Mafraq. Socks, shoes, blankets and scarves are hanging on rusty hat stands. Hair ties, nail polish and pens are piled in little baskets made out of bast. Shampoos, perfumes, make-up and hair spray are stored on shelves.

10/22/13

CARE's Poverty & Social Justice Work

Our vision states that “CARE seeks a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.” But what exactly does social justice mean?

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Be a Force for Change

This ‘burden’ said no to child marriage, and demanded an education instead.

 

It was all arranged, even the dowry.

10/1/13

The Happiest Woman in the World

Two dollars’ worth of potato seed and fertilizer, an unused corner of her husband’s field, a successful harvest. These are a few of the factors behind Marie Goretti Nyabenda’s claim: “I am the happiest woman in the world.”

10/1/13

A Struggle to Overcome Discrimination in Nepal

My name is Dhan Bahadur Pariyar. I was born 35 years ago into an untouchable-caste family. I live with my 65-year-old father Mate, my 70-year-old mother Mangali, wife Suk Maya and Subash, who is 7.

10/1/13

Celebrating the World’s Children

While there is not a universal day set aside to promote the welfare of children, nations have been doing so for close to 100 years.

10/1/13

Advocacy and Empowerment at Work

In 1998, CARE worked with 25 institutions in Peru to help pass a law that promoted universal basic education for girls.

9/30/13

Childcare for Working Mothers in Rwanda

In Kamonyi district in southern Rwanda, farmer Sylvie Nyiransabimana stands tall and wields a long wooden-handled hoe to dig small holes to plant vegetables – a chore she once had to do with a baby on her back.

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