Celebrating CARE Action’s 2016 successes!

Celebrating CARE Action’s 2016 successes!


We can probably all agree that 2016 was something of a tumultuous -- and sometimes divisive -- year. But now that we’ve turned the page on the calendar, we wanted to pause and look back on the wonderful things we’ve been able to accomplish together over the last 12 months.

CARE Action is born

First and foremost, we’ll always remember 2016 fondly as the year that we launched CARE Action to further our mission to fight global poverty. CARE Action directly influences policymakers through citizen-based advocacy to secure the policies and funding to support CARE’s global endeavours. It’s our advocates who make all of the wins we’re celebrating today possible.

We now have a dedicated force of advocates across the United States communicating with legislators on fighting global poverty.

Locking in key commitments on ending child marriage

A cornerstone of CARE's gender advocacy has long been a focus on the U.S. Government's efforts to end child marriage and support married adolescent girl. 

In March, Secretary of State John Kerry launched the first-ever U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls, which brings together four U.S. government agencies to tackle barriers that keep adolescent girls from achieving their full potential. 

As an organization dedicated to putting girls at the center of our work, we see this as a huge step in the right direction. 

More adolescent girls will be educated, healthy, empowered and free from violence.

Securing a historic level of support for ending preventable maternal and child deaths 

Thanks to the hard work of CARE’s advocates everywhere, we now have more than 220 cosponsors for the Reach Every Mother and Child (REACH) Act (S. 1911/H.R. 3706) A majority of the House of Representatives laid the foundation for the chance to achieve another historic win with the incoming 115th Congress. This Act will enable women, mothers, and children to reach their full potential, while improving current programs without any extra costs.

The REACH Act could end preventable maternal and child deaths entirely by 2035.

Elevating the voices of women and girls in the U.S. government's response to the global refugee crisis

In September, CARE and its partners were on hand when world leaders gathered at the United Nations for two major summits on the global refugee crisis – the U.N Summit for Refugees and Migrants and the Leaders' Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis. We provided platforms for women refugees to tell their stories and demand the kinds of solutions that will not only protect women and girl refugees, but also address the root causes of the displacement and hardship they face. CARE will continue to stand with those fleeing conflict worldwide and provide opportunities for those who are most vulnerable to have a say in the policies that affect them.

We provided a platform for refugees to tell their stories to global leaders.

CARE Action is looking forward to an even more succesful 2017

As we celebrate the achievements of this past year that have enabled us to fight global poverty and save lives around the world, we look forward to forging more successes in 2017 and finding common ground on the issues we care about. We are resolved more than ever to stand with women and girls around the world who need us most. Here’s to even more meaningful and real results in the coming year.

If this mission inspires you, please consider making a donation to CARE Action today. Your gift will enable us to continue effective advocacy efforts on behalf of CARE and those we wish to serve.

Thank you for your support.

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