Women's Economic Empowerment

Women’s Economic Empowerment

Women’s Economic Empowerment

When women and girls are agents of their own change and have equal access to economic resources and decision-making, the results are transformational.

Learn more about CARE’s Women’s Economic Empowerment work around the world and call on Congress today to invest in women everywhere.

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Most of the world's 1.2 billion people who live in absolute poverty are women and girls. Investing in women's economic empowerment can change that.

Thanks to CARE advocates, the bipartisan Women's Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018 has passed the House of Representatives. Now, we must advocate for U.S. leadership in the Senate.

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Stories of Change

In countries around the globe, earning a living requires more than just hard work. It also requires equal access to and control over economic resources, assets, and opportunities — a right that's often rare for women

Read success stories of CARE's women's economic empowerment work in the field.

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"Before it was hard to express our opinions to men. We couldn't even speak to people because we were shy and didn't know our rights. Now we are equal."

- Rebecca Nankwanga, Members of Dhibula-Atyaime Village Savings Group, Luwuka


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The impact of women's economic empowerment is far-reaching. U.S. government investments in women abroad catalyze broader development for communities and nations, igniting stability and productivity and making America and our allies stronger.

Send a message to your member of Congress and tell them to cosponsor the Women's Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Act of 2018.

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