Keeping your sense of self and, as a women, your femininity, can be hard when bombs are falling all around you and you’re running out of food and water, let alone makeup and perfume. But it is important.
It’s a sunny Tuesday afternoon at CARE’s Nutrition Centre in Mankien, Unity state. Joyce* is sitting on the tiled floor breast feeding two of her children: Peter and Rose, twins of 12 months.
Dorothea Mpawenimana, a 22-year-old single mother of a 5-year-old daughter, has been the sole caretaker of seven younger brothers and sisters since her mother died. When I arrived at her home, I saw a medium-size wooden house, covered with metallic sheets.
By saving pennies a day, girls in Kenya’s largest slum fulfill a new season of promise and possibility.
“Vows of Poverty” report identifies countries where more girls marry before age 18 than enroll in secondary school; CARE calls for greater support of adolescent girls to mark International Day of the Girl.
As part of the ENSURE project [Enhancing Nutrition, Scaling Up Resilience and Enterprise], funded by USAID's Food For Peace Program, CARE works with World Vision in Zimbabwe to improve nutrition, market access, and resilience for women in 3 districts.
Boys married as young as 7 suffer trauma, now growing into key allies against child marriage.