New Resource: CARE Publishes Gender, Power and Justice Primer
Saturday, July 8, 2017 9:55 AM

The organization CARE has published a Gender, Power and Justice Primer (“Primer”) that identifies five priority areas in international aid, as well as information about global commitments on women’s equality and promising practices related to gender. The priority areas addressed by the Primer are: violence against women and girls; women’s economic empowerment; food security and climate change resilience; addressing the unique needs of women and girls in emergencies; and, sexual and reproductive health rights. Each subsection provides information on the broader topic, as well as statistics and CARE’s strategy for addressing the issues identified. For example, the section on Gender Based Violence states CARE’s goal of “support[ing] 100 million women and girls to exercise their right to a life free from violence” by 2020, and includes CARE’s four-pronged approach to achieving this goal.

The Global Commitments page provides information on international mechanisms working towards gender equality. It includes information on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, as well as humanitarian standards for gender equality. With respect to Promising Practices, CARE provides information on global practices that improve the status of women and girls in their communities; promote inclusive and accountable institutions; and, foster leadership and collective action to achieve “broader social change.” Each individual page provides examples of best practices, from the Village Savings and Loans Association in Niger to the Community Support System in Bangladesh.

Compiled from: A Gender, Power & Justice Primer, CARE (2017).