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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

Jan 15

A life-changing gift: Chin’s story

By CARE Australia January 15, 2016 0 comments
A mother studies while her husband holds their baby.

Mother and Village Animal Health Worker Chin has become an inspiration and role model for other women and girls in her rural Cambodian village. © CARE

How does your gift to CARE help change the lives of people living in poverty for generations to come? While women and girls often bear the brunt of disadvantage, thanks to generous CARE supporters, women like Chin in Cambodia are being helped to reach their full potential.

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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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Sep 30

Sewing hope

By CARE Australia September 30, 2015 0 comments
A woman standing next to a vehicle loaded with fabric scraps in Myanmar.

With help from CARE's Improving Access to Safe Employment for Migrant Women project, Daw Tin Aye is building a brighter future for her family. © CARE

Determined to build a better future for her kids, a combination of entrepreneurial instincts and CARE-supported training means mother of five Daw Tin Aye is now sewing a brighter future - one fabric scrap at a time.

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Sep 22

Celebrate World Contraception Day

By CARE Australia September 22, 2015 0 comments
A CARE-supported Safe Motherhood Project is reducing pregnancy-related deaths in Timor Leste.

A CARE-supported Safe Motherhood Project is reducing pregnancy-related deaths in Timor Leste. © CARE

Why celebrate World Contraception Day? Because better access to contraception is a game changer for women that's entirely within our reach. CARE's Parliamentary Advocacy Coordinator Alexandra Lamb explains.

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Sep 17

Ethiopia: ‘My life was dark before, but now there is light’

By CARE Australia September 17, 2014 0 comments

Fikere married her first husband when she was 12 years old but he divorced her when she was 14 because she didn’t want to have a baby. She married her second husband, Kasa, at 15. They are benefiting from a CARE project that provides support and education to married teenagers. ©Josh Estey/CARE

Child marriage affects 14 million girls each year and remains the biggest challenge to girls’ development.

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