Defending Dignity. Fighting Poverty.

ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS

Many of the causes of extreme poverty, vulnerability and injustice, and ways to address these problems are policy-related. Influencing policies and norms at global, regional, national and local levels is thus critical to achieve sustained change in the conditions of the communities we work with. Advocacy is a key aspect of CARE's humanitarian and development efforts, addressing not only the immediate needs of the poor, but also the root causes of poverty and obstacles to its elimination.

CARE's presence and experience in impoverished communities uniquely places CARE Mozambique staff in a position to help communities and grass-root movements, often not having a voice, to connect with local decision makers and to support people claiming their basic human rights. Yet, for long lasting change, support is needed at national and even international levels. Through our global reach, we influence the national and international policies that affect the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable communities around the world. We at CARE Mozambique believe that broader and deeper impact can be achieved by mobilizing people and ideas and through our strong capacity for local-to-global advocacy.
 
Additionally, CARE International Secretariat carries out its policy and advocacy work through its international advocacy coordination and representation offices in Geneva, New York and Brussels. We are well positioned to work with governments, United Nations institutions, the European Union and other multilateral organizations and stakeholder processes to actively promote change. In conjunction with CARE member and country offices, the CARE International Secretariat staff works to promote collaborative and mutually supportive efforts across the globe.
 
Our advocacy messages are grounded in CARE's longstanding and in-depth work in the field. With a strong focus on gender equality and women's empowerment, CARE is an advocate for vulnerable communities - from the right to access services to climate change. CARE promotes global responsibility and action for the poorest and most marginalized. CARE's advocacy activities include participation in national decision-making and in multilateral agreements, processes and institutions to give voice to the communities we work with.
 
Our Advocacy Strategy focuses on closing the implementation gap, working with partners to support the government in the implementation of existing policy frameworks to ensure that sustainable agriculture systems in the country contribute to improve food security and nutrition and economic development in the country, with a focus on women and girls.
 
The Advocacy Strategy proposes 3 interconnected Advocacy Objectives. Advocacy Objective 1 focuses on good governance an effective use of resources. It focuses on issues related to accountability, transparency and participation of stakeholders in decision-making, with a focus on participation of women. Advocacy Objective 2 is about addressing gender inequality in agriculture as a critical condition to reduce climate vulnerability for small-scale food producers. Advocacy under this objective will seek to create incentives and remove key barriers to women’s adoption of & access to climate-resilient agriculture practices. Finally, Advocacy Objective 3 focuses on nutrition security, with a focus on adolescent girls’ nutrition, sexual and reproductive health education. A nutrition component is also mainstreamed across Advocacy Objectives 1 and 2.
 

 

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April 2020
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CARE’s COVID-19 strategy rests upon the delivery of life-saving prevention and response activities to the most vulnerable societal groups and populations in countries in which we work. Simultaneously, CARE will apply a resilience approach to build future capacities at community, household and individual levels to prevent the re-emergence and spread of the disease.[CLICK HERE]

March 2020
CYCLONE IDAI ONE YEAR ON: SOUTHERN AFRICA STILL DEVASTATED AND VULNERABLE TO CLIMATE SHOCKS
Women and children bore a significant brunt of the disaster, with women and girls reporting a significant increase in their daily chores in the wake of Idai.[CLICK HERE]

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