In emergencies, women embody strength, perseverance, and resilience. Faced with the horrors of war or the devastation of natural disaster, women hold families and communities together, carrying children to safety and keeping them fed; rebuilding shattered lives as refugees in a new land. In emergencies, women and girls too often become targets of violence and abuse. And when it comes to the assistance that impacts them, they are frequently kept out of the decision-making process. Women and girls everywhere are working for safety, opportunity, and a say in their futures. It doesn’t have to be this way. Sign the petition to keep women and girls in emergencies safe from the start. 

At CARE, we know that women are heroes. We work with women around the world who are relentless, tough, tender, and courageous enough to fight social injustice. While fantasy heroes may leap tall buildings in a single bound, real women are the superheroes with the power to lift their families and entire communities out of poverty when they have the opportunity to learn, earn and lead.

CARE has decades of experience empowering women and girls around the world. Our powerful programs lift women’s voices, give women choices, and ignite transformational change.


FIGHTWITHCARE® reminds us that ending poverty and social injustice is everyone’s fight. It reminds us that we fight with a fierce determination to see that all people have equal rights and opportunities.

When you FIGHTWITHCARE®, you fight for girls like Mikre and Fatima. You fight for young men like Wael and for women like Manju. You fight against the barriers that they face every day, for access to healthcare, nutritious food, the right to stay in school and the conflicts they face.

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About the organization

CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. That’s why women and girls are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve education and health, create economic opportunity, respond to emergencies and confront hunger. Last year, CARE worked in 100 countries and reached more than 55 million people around the world. Learn more at care.org.

Our 75-year history

In 1945, as the world began to heal from the devastation of World War II, an inspired group of Americans sought to alleviate suffering.

In the end, more than 100 million CARE Packages were delivered to families in need across Europe.

Seven decades on, their simple idea has evolved from a surplus package of U.S. Army rations to a global mission to uplift women and girls and ultimately eradicate poverty in every corner of the earth.

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