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Savings Groups: a Pathway to Peace?

How participation in Village and Savings and Loans Associations influences social cohesion in South Sudan Written by Berlinda Nolles, Knowledge Manager, CARE Nederland Ever since the start of…

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When women do business, they mean business

On Tuesday 16 June 2020 CARE Nederland organized the 'Women Mean Business' event in support of women entrepreneurs in low-income communities. The event was organized in partnership with…

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Sharmini Thiyakaran

Sharmini the factory owner from Sri Lanka

“My dream is to develop a large-scale company, directly exporting abroad”. Sharmini Thiyakaran (33), is from Konavil in the North of Sri Lanka.  She runs a successful manufacturing…

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Persuasive Storytelling: How Campaigning Can Shift Social Norms

CARE Nederland’s Every Voice Counts (EVC) programme has found that certain harmful social norms are barriers to the inclusion of women and youth in governance decision-making. Certain issues…

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Resilience work in Uganda in times of Corona

Since January, the region of Otuke, in Uganda, has been experiencing dry conditions, characterized by sporadic rain. COVID-19 and its lock down implications have added up on the…

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Inclusive governance: Why it matters

Today, 20 December, is Human Solidarity Day. Solidarity signifies that we – humankind – are all in this together, so we must support and stand by each other…

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It takes all of us to put an end to GBV

Gender-based violence (GBV) is an epidemic worldwide. Anyone can experience GBV – young, old, rich, poor, men, women - but women and girls are disproportionately affected. Estimating the…

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Root causes of poverty: what can you do?

In global policy, there has been growing recognition of the connections between social inclusion, governance and building more peaceful and stable societies, with specific emphasis on gender equality.…

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Why social inclusion drives women’s equality

Today, August 26, is Women’s Equality Day. It is perhaps not so well-known, but for American women in particular, it is especially important since it commemorates the adoption…

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Women’s access to finance: no collateral

Using a basic bank account is beyond the reach of almost one billion women worldwide. In Jordan recently I met Sawsan, who runs her own sewing workshop with…

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