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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

Oct 12

OPINION: Empowered women, hopeful future

By CARE Australia October 12, 2015 0 comments
Women's Empowerment Ambassador Gail Kelly with CARE Australia CEO Julia Newton-Howes and Program Director for CARE Vanuatu Inga Mepham.

Women's Empowerment Ambassador Gail Kelly (left) with CARE Australia CEO Julia Newton-Howes (centre) and Program Director for CARE Vanuatu Inga Mepham (right). © CARE

Earlier this year former Westpac CEO and current CARE Women’s Empowerment Ambassador Gail Kelly visited some of our projects supporting women and girls in Vanuatu. Here, she recalls how meeting a young woman named Lily helped cement her belief that a better tomorrow begins with empowering women today.

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Oct 9

Syrian refugees: “Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

By CARE Australia October 9, 2014 3 comments

“I want to write about child marriage. Some of my friends, who are as old as I am, married in Zaatari or Azraq. I told them that they should continue to go to school, that they are too young to get married. But they did not listen. I wish that other girls read what I write and think twice about their choices.” ©Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

“Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

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