CARE Australia, Cath Hoban
Women and girls are most disadvantaged by poverty as cultural norms and high rates of violence limit their opportunity to attend school, earn an income or share in community decision-making.
On the 29th of November 2023, we welcomed CARE Australia to discuss how in Vanuatu, three quarters of the population live in rural areas and on remote islands – many lacking access to clean water, education and essential healthcare.
CARE Australia’s Empowering Women in Vanuatu project builds women’s confidence, knowledge and skills to improve their livelihoods
CARE Australia’s mission is to support women, save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We work with local communities to provide women with equal opportunities to:
- Earn an income,
- Gain access to their fair share of resources,
- Participate in decisions that affect their lives, and
- Lead their communities through the increasing impacts of climate disasters & other crises.
Systemic and deep discrimination of women is deeply ingrained as these disadvantages are placed on them from birth. We believe focusing on addressing these is key. When a woman is educated and earns a living, she returns those funds back into the family and into the community – our methodology and theory is that when you lift one woman out of poverty, you’re actually helping four others.
During this 16 Days of Activism, there’s never been more of an important time to be supporting CARE Australia in empowering women. There is power in the collective creating change by giving back for those in need.
Every $20 helps a woman grow her business
Be the change today.