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1 toilet for 100 people: Hear from the girls
Toilets aren’t a glamorous topic to talk about. But they are an important one. There are almost 4 billion people around the world living without safe access to toilets. How do they manage? Some wait until night or walk long distances to find a private place to go. Some use shared bathrooms that aren’t clean. Some are forced to go out in the open near their homes, which creates a major public health hazard. Globally, every day, 700 children die just from diarrhea because of unsafe water and sanitation — that’s one child every two minutes. Learn more.
CARE Partnership rooted in girl-led movements
EMPower – the Emerging Markets Foundation and CARE’s Tipping Point Initiative came together first to learn from EMpower’s experience developing the Adolescent Girls’ Learning Community model in India to understand the ways in which girls themselves were taking on these norms. The partnership grew to adapt the model in Nepal and Bangladesh during Tipping Point’s second phase, becoming a central strategy for challenging social expectations and repressive norms, and promoting movements and activism that are led by girls. Learn more
Documenting women garment-industry leaders
We asked women photographers in three countries in Asia to document the stories of women working in the garment industry. Yen (Vietnam), Fabeha (Bangladesh), and Anita (Indonesia) each spoke to women holding different roles in garment factories to learn what matters most to them. Their stories are inspiring and clearly show the importance of ensuring women’s voices are respected and valued in the garment industry. CARE’s work to promote the voice and leadership of women working in the garment industry is part of CARE’s Made by Women initiative. Learn more