Poverty & Social Justice

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

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.

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.

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.

6/1/13

The Long Road to School in Cambodia

Bouvanna Nhem crosses a river during her 8-mile hike to school. Arriving late and out of breath, it's hard to concentrate in class. Making the long trek each day wears her out.

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