CARE's Issue Briefs

CARE's Issue Briefs

Learn about our legislative policy and become familiar with our advocacy campaigns here.

 

Foreign Assistance Budget
Foreign Assistance Budget
The foreign assistance budget comprises only 1 percent of the federal budget – just one cent of every budget dollar – and delivers immeasurable benefits both here in America and around the world.
Food and Nutrition Security
Food and Nutrition Security
Over 795 million people around the world do not have enough food to eat. CARE focuses on both emergency and long-term food and nutrition security programs.
Gender Empowerment
Gender Empowerment
Globally, 1.2 billion people live in absolute poverty and most of them are women and girls. CARE recognizes that gender inequality and gender-based violence are embedded in social norms and require long-term approaches to address these barriers.
Humanitarian and Emergency Assistance
Humanitarian and Emergency Assistance
Today, more than 65 million individuals are displaced due to conflict and persecution while simultaneously, more than 20 million individuals across four countries face famine conditions.
Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights
Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights
Among the most effective, affordable and life-changing interventions is the ability for women to time and space their pregnancies when it’s best suited for them.
Women's Economic Empowerment
Women's Economic Empowerment
At its heart, economic empowerment helps women live self-sufficient lives where they can use their skills to generate income and escape poverty.

CARE's 2018 Advocacy Agenda
CARE's 2018 Advocacy Agenda
CARE knows that any lasting solution must address the underlying cause of poverty: the lack of access to resources and opportunities.