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Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Apr 8

“It can be hard to be a woman.”

By CARE Australia April 8, 2019 0 comments

Hanlee (27) works at a garment factory in Laos. The factory is so far from her hometown that she, like many workers, lives in the factory’s dormitory. She dreams of one day owning her own sewing shop, but right now has no choice but to continue working in the factory…

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Apr 8

“I felt ashamed, afraid and angry…”

By CARE Australia April 8, 2019 0 comments

Myat (29) lives with her mother in Myanmar. To support her family she has worked as a Human Resources Assistant at a handbag factory for five years. Because of her role in HR, her mobile phone number was made available to staff so that people could contact her. She recently…

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Apr 4

Modern Slavery in Australia

By CARE Australia April 4, 2019 0 comments

The introduction of Modern Slavery Act legislation in Australia means large companies now need to report annually on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains, and the action they have taken to assess and address those risks, and the effectiveness of their response. But what is…

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Apr 1

“We were cat-called, mocked and called names…”

By CARE Australia April 1, 2019 0 comments

Moe Moe Win (33) works hard to contribute to her family of eight’s income. She is employed as Senior Production Staff at the Mar Mar Noodle Factory, where she has worked since 2006. She is a migrant worker, who travelled to the region alone many years ago. She enjoys the…

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Mar 26

Cyclones in Africa and Australia illustrate devastating impact of climate change

By CARE Australia March 26, 2019 0 comments

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26 March, 2019 With 2.6 million people in southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai, and Australians bracing for Cyclones Trevor and Veronica, people the world over are suffering because of increasingly severe weather events. Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi a week ago and CARE is providing aid to…

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Mar 25

“When we say no, they become aggressive…”

By CARE Australia March 25, 2019 0 comments

Nary is a 36-year-old hostess at a karaoke bar in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It’s a job that is looked down upon by much of society – regarded as unsavory work for men’s entertainment, and considered sex work by many. Nary’s husband left her after his family found out about her…

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