CARE approaches all facets of its development work with a special focus on women and girls,
because they are normally the ones affected most by the numerous impacts of poverty and crisis and
I am deeply convinced that the promotion of gender equality fights poverty in the most sustainable
and effective way. Women and girls must have access to education, health services, good nutrition
and meaningful participation in decision-making in their day-to-day lives at the household and
Women and girls are not helpless victims but empowered individuals who should have the freedom
to choose how to live their lives. From my work at CARE, I know that gender equality is a main driver
of development. This is why CARE puts women and girls at the core of its work.
I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.