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CARE

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Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty.

CARE’s work in education aims to increase educational attainment, improve educational quality, further gender equity, and promote empowerment. CARE focuses its attention on the most marginalized, and attends to the disproportionate disadvantage that girls face in many societies. We seek to address barriers to girls’ development, fostering support for an environment conducive for them to learn and thrive. CARE recognizes that gender norms and practices play a pivotal role in defining if and how girls access their rights and participate fully in their communities. We work with men, women, boys and girls to facilitate changes at the social and structural levels of society, as well as individual agency.

CARE has invested in the development of tools that go beyond measurements of parity or attainment, seeking to measure changes in gender equitable attitudes, youth perceptions of leadership capabilities, and teacher, student and community perceptions of equitable classrooms. CARE recognizes the interaction between programming, research and advocacy and works to generate and capture compelling evidence to support policy advocacy agendas at the local, regional, and global levels – ensuring that these agendas include a focus not only policy enactment, but also its implementation.

To learn more about CARE's work, visit www.care.org


 

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