We believe that at poverty is caused by unequal power relations that result in inequitable distribution of resources and opportunities between women and men, between power-holders and marginalized communities and between countries.
Poverty cannot be overcome without addressing these underlying power imbalances. CARE contributes to lasting impact at scale in poverty eradication and social justice, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While all that we do is to support the achievement of ending poverty (SDG 1), gender equality (SDG 5) sits at the heart of our programmatic ambitions and radiates throughout our work. Gender equality is therefore CIZ’s central organizing principle. We cannot achieve economic justice, climate justice, right to health, right to food, water, and nutrition, or equal access to crisis preparedness and response assistance without addressing gender inequality.