WEE Victory

Urgent Development - Act Now!

Thanks to CARE advocates, the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018 is one step closer to passage before the close of this year. Urge your Member of Congress to priortize passing this critical bill today!

Post-Election Engagement

The votes are in. Now what? Learn how to engage incumbents and
newly elected members of Congress on our global poverty issues.

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Engage With CARE Action Nationwide

CARE Action advocates are changing lives for the better nationwide, and our Regional Advocacy Coordinators want to hear from you!

Map of CARE Action's Regional Advocacy Coordinators

How to Call Congress

Calling your Member of Congress is one of the most effective ways to take action for a better world. And it only takes 5 minutes!

Tulips in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC

Congress Needs to Hear From You

We're so close to passage of a key women's econonomic empowerment bill. 

A woman makes baskets at an artisan VSLA meeting in Zanzibar.

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

A Conversation with CARE: How We're Fighting to End Violence & Harassment in the Workplace Globally

Posted 12/7/18

By Margie Lauter

Veronica Burneo from CARE Latin America and Lesley Abraham from CARE Asia recently visited the United States to discuss how...

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Making Work Safe for Women Everywhere: 5 Things to Know About Ending Violence and Harassment

Posted 11/21/18

Women around the globe are bravely breaking the silence and secrecy around sexual harassment at work in the hopes of changing the narrative for women...

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The Faces of Venezuela's Migrant Crisis

Posted 11/20/18

By Daniel Almeida

At the Carcelén bus station in the north of Quito, the Rodriguez family waits for the departure of their bus to the...

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What Is Lame Duck and What Can We Expect from Congress?

Posted 11/19/18

Now that the 2018 midterm elections are over, advocates across the country are gearing up to engage with incumbents and newly-elected members of...

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Help improve millions of lives around the world

99
%
of maternal deaths occur in developing countries

Nearly every two minutes a woman dies of pregnancy-related complications. 

60
M
people will be impacted by El Niño

El Niño has caused the worst drought on record for decades and global, successive harvest failures. 

45
%
of all childhood deaths are due to poor nutrition

Malnutrition leads to lasting health problems and stunted development in children. 

13
M
people need assistance in Syria

Over 4.5 million live in areas that aid agencies can only reach occasionally and sometimes, not at all.