We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
CARE will be a global force and partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We will be known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people.
- SAVING LIVES
Humanitarian action and emergency response, with special attention to the needs of women and the marginalised.
- INCREASING IMPACT
Using learning and developing partnerships, to scale up proven methods to alleviate poverty.
- LASTING CHANGE
Sourcing innovative solutions and using sustainable development tools to reduce risk and build resilience.
CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.
We put women and girls in the centre because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.
We believe in urgent action, innovation, and the necessity of transformation – within the world and our own organisation.
We are accountable to the people and partners we humbly serve, transparently sharing our results, stories and lessons.
We know that by embracing differences, actively including a variety of voices, and joining together we can solve the world’s most complex problems.
We challenge ourselves to the highest level of learning and performance, tapping the best of the human spirit to create impact.
We believe in the equal value of every human being and the importance of respecting and honoring each individual; we know that change happens through people.
CARE International is a leading humanitarian organisation working for global poverty reduction and social justice by empowering women and girls. Founded in 1945, CARE currently works with the poorest and most marginalised communities in 90 countries around the world.
CARE’s decades of humanitarian and development work demonstrate that gender inequality and poverty go hand in hand, and when women are empowered, a wide range of human and social development indicators also improve. The societies that lag furthest behind are those where laws and attitudes hinder women’s empowerment.
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