Gender equality is essential if we are to achieve sustainable poverty reduction and social justice. CARE places particular emphasis on strengthening the voice of women and girls and enabling them to effectively participate in and influence the decisions that affect their lives. However, if gender equality is to be genuine and sustainable, it is not enough to focus solely on women and girls. CARE International in Vietnam therefore engages with men and boys to transform unequal power relations, including ending gender-based violence.
Measuring our impact
The impact of CARE International in Vietnam’s programs and approaches is rigorously monitored and evaluated in constant pursuit of more effective and efficient outcomes. Together with our partners, we use the evidence, learning and innovation from both our humanitarian action and long-term development programs to influence broader social change. We promote evidence-based advocacy and document successful local models that can be scaled up.
CARE International in Vietnam recognises that our work alone will not achieve our impact goals. We therefore work in partnership with a range of actors, from civil society, government and the private sector, which each have a critical and complementary role to play in finding long-term solutions to poverty, social injustice, and gender inequality in Vietnam. CARE focuses on bringing together partners engaged in similar initiatives, working together to develop a responsive policy environment, and strengthening the capacity of partners to deliver development programs.
Advocating for change
Using evidence-based research, CARE works to strengthen the effectiveness of national policies and program implementation. Open dialogues are promoted by working with a broad range of partners, including the People’s Aid Coordinating Committee, provincial People’s Committees, government agencies, international NGOs, donors, and civil society organisations. CARE supports community-based organisations to make their voices heard by the relevant authorities, to improve their position in society, and to increase their engagement in policy making and program implementation.