Case Study - Care Australia: Tackling Poverty and Gender Inequality
One of 14 short case study summaries which were written by Orlanda Siow of UCL. They focus on development programs that aim to be both politically informed and gender aware. See From Silos to Synergy for a synthesis of the lessons that emerge.
CARE Australia operates across 23 countries in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. It is involved in issues including gender equality, education, health, poverty, and crisis response. Its diverse activities include the provision of training in vocational and life skills, health services and understanding of reproductive health, HIV prevention and maternal care, discussions on gender roles, access to income-earning assets like livestock and microfinance, education for women about their legal rights and working with employers to ensure women’s rights are respected.
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