Dr. Andrea Barschdorf-Hager
CEO and Marketing Director, CARE Austria
Dr. Andrea Barschdorf-Hager

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
social injustice.
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
community levels.
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.

Personal Commitments

Ensure that all CARE Austria programming integrates gender issues at all stages of design, implementation and monitoring to help reach gender transformative goals.
Ensure that CARE Austria consistently represents and prioritises gender equality, inclusion and social justice issues in communications, advocacy and marketing engagements.