2019 CARE National Conference | June 9-11

The most influential advocacy event dedicated to ending global poverty and empowering women and girls
worldwide is coming to Washington, D.C. on June 9-11, 2019. Receive best-in-class trainings, hear
from inspiring speakers, and meet face-to-face with your members of Congress. 

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Map of CARE Action's Regional Advocacy Coordinators

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Advocates speak at the CARE National Conference in Washington, D.C.

Our Issues

Gender and Empowerment
Math teacher Seema Singh (center) works with Shalindri, 13, and Nisha, 14, during class at the UDAAN Accelerated Learning Camp for girls near Hardoi, India.
Gender-based violence has reached epidemic proportions in countries around the world.

Learn more about our work on gender equality
Foreign Assistance Budget
Women receive seeds at CARE's seed distribution in South Sudan. CARE distributed seeds for cowpeas, tomato, eggplant, sesame, sorghum, watermelon and more to 21,000 households in Jonglei, one of the areas most affected by the conflict.
Foreign aid represents one penny on the U.S. dollar, but saves millions of lives each year.

Learn more about the budget
Emergencies
Refugees from Myanmar arrive in Bangladesh.
In humanitarian crises, women and children are often affected the most.

Learn more about our emergency response
Food and Nutrition
Kien Quang Thi is a human weather app - not only does she forecast the weather, but she also provides advice for farmers on on what, when, and how to plant. Her objective is to better prepare her community for extreme weather phenomena.
We aim to feed people in a more sustainable, equitable, and flexible way.

Read more about our fight against hunger
Health
Maternal health and food in Ethiopia
Access to reproductive health services is key to preventing maternal and child mortality.

Learn more about our health work

From the Blog

CARE Action Statement on Proposed Cuts to Foreign Aid in Central America

Posted 4/4/19

David Ray, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for CARE USA, issued the following statement on the Trump administration's proposal to cut...

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How Leila Found Empowerment and Self-Worth From Earning An Education

Posted 3/29/19
“At some point, I lost hope, and I almost drowned… but today, I am the one helping people to float.”

That’s how Leila*, a mother of five from...

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A Story of Female Strength In An Unusual Place

Posted 3/7/19
"Before, I couldn’t even talk to my husband… now, we make every decision together.”

By Emily Janoch

It’s not every business meeting that...

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Testimony of CARE COO Heather Higginbottom: House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Posted 2/27/19

On February 27, 2019, CARE USA Chief Operating Officer Heather Higginbottom testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on...

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Help improve millions of lives around the world

21
M
women globally with unmet need for effective contraception
~3
M
children under the age of 5 die from malnutrition each year
35
%
women who have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime
68
M
people forced from their homes due to conflict