Adopting a DO NO HARM approach, CARE’s work on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) aligns itself to achieving the organization’s vision, and goal of supporting people of all genders to exercise their right to a life of dignity, security, freedom, and harmony where diversity is celebrated.
CARE Nepal achieved this by working with household, community and broader levels with a focus on transforming drivers and triggers of GBV, including women’s empowerment, engaging men/boys, facilitating community dialogues, strengthening community governance, research on GBV for advocacy and practice, and supporting movements and national advocacy for policy change. Through the various projects, such as ‘Safe Justice’ and ‘Sambodhan Project’, CARE Nepal supported voices from marginalized communities to represent and negotiate their rights in district, national, regional and global forums. This was especially true when the communities conducted awareness rallies and held meetings with regards to the Domestic Violence Act. These activities have strengthened commitments, priorities, and plans for action around GBV across global, regional, national, and district level.