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Rights-Based Approaches

Rights-Based Approaches 

 What are Rights-Based Approaches?


CARE is a humanitarian organization, one that promotes and protects poor, oppressed, and displaced people's basic livelihoods. Our focus is the building of local capacities for social and economic development and the provision of emergency assistance to victims of natural and man-made disasters. As such, CARE is also a human rights organization, in the broadest sense of the term.

 Contact Point Person:

Stephanie Baric


151 Ellis Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 979-9151

 Rights-Based Categories

Advocacy Tools
Advocacy is a strategy to influence policy makers when they make laws and regulations, distribute resources, and make other decisions that affect peoples' lives.
Case Studies
Experiences of CARE in various parts of the globe; best practices and field experiences.
This section is dedicated to the papers on policies of CARE.
Discussion Papers and Articles
Discussion Papers and Articles envisioned and or experienced by the people in various projects of CARE around the globe.
Conference Workshops and Meetings
CARE organizes workshops regularly to brainstorm on issues.
Eliminating Poverty
Making globalization work for the poor.
Resources and Papers which help future activities of similar nature.
Training Materials
Training Materials
This section of the resource center contains all the newsletters of CARE.

 Useful Resources

RBA Wiki

CARE UK Rights Based Approaches

CARE International believes all marginalised people should be able to claim their rights and exercise their responsibilities. As a rights-based organization, CARE deliberately and explicitly focuses on enabling people to achieve the minimum conditions for living in dignity.

 Cutting Edge Library

A Model for Community-Based Care for OVC.pdf A Model for Community-Based Care for OVC
CARE Rwanda's Nkundabana approach to providing a community-based solution to the overwhelming problem of child-headed households and households in which adults are unable to provide adequate care for children.
Abordar la Dinamica Social de la Salud Sexual y Reproductiva.pdf Abordar la Dinamica Social de la Salud Sexual y Reproductiva
Este artículo demuestra las exploraciones iniciales de CARE en el área de análisis social y crea un caso para usarlo en el desarrollo programático que toma en consideración las causas sociales de la mala salud sexual y reproductiva.
Louise Palmer2006Spanish
Addressing the Social Dynamics of Sexual and Reproductive Health.pdf Addressing the Social Dynamics of Sexual and Reproductive Health
This paper reflects CARE’s initial explorations of social analysis and makes a case for using social analysis and action in developing programming to address the social causes of poor sexual and reproductive health.
Louise Palmer2006English
Adoptando la Participacion para el Desarollo.pdf Adoptando la Participacion para el Desarollo
Este manual proporciona experiencias mundiales de los programas de salud reproductiva de CARE con indicaciones paso a paso de técnicas y herramientas participativas.
Meera Kaul Shah, Sarah Degnan Kambou, Barbara Monahan1999Spanish
Adopting a Programmatic Approach Through Mainstreaming Rights and Gender- A Case from CARE Burundi.pdf Adopting a Programmatic Approach Through Mainstreaming Rights and Gender- A Case from CARE Burundi
This case covers of how a small country office in a changing and volatile operating environment can begin to transform its portfolio towards more programmatic approaches.  It explains how this shift entails altering power relationships in CARE and out.
Allison Burden2007English
Advocacy in Programming-The Case of Forest Watch- Ghana.pdf Advocacy in Programming-The Case of Forest Watch- Ghana
This case covers how CARE Ghana knit together an 8-year long advocacy effort, how important networks of like-minded organizations were in this, and how critical it was for CARE to "lead from behind" on this effort.
Albert Katako and Marcy Vigoda2007English
Analyzing Power Structures in Rural Bangladesh.pdf Analyzing Power Structures in Rural Bangladesh
A discussion of the methodologies to study rural power structures in Northwest Bangladesh as part of research and analysis to better implement rights-based activities.
Brief No.1_What is a program approach.pdf Brief No.1_What is a program approach
Overview of CARE’s program approach: definition and characteristics of a program; requirements for shifting to a program approach; processes for developing and operationalizing programs; and implications for organizational alignment.
Michael Drinkwater and others from the PIKL Alliance2008English
Brief No.3_Organizational Performance Management and Learning.pdf Brief No.3_Organizational Performance Management and Learning
Outlines the framework for CARE USA’s organizational performance system (UBORA), which focuses on impact, program quality/process and program support.  Also describes the processes set up to ensure that data lead to improvements in performance.
Claudia Canepa, Sarah Ralston and others from the PIKL Alliance2008English
CARE DME Senior Cadre Conference (Ain Soukhna, Egypt, May 2004).pdf CARE DME Senior Cadre Conference (Ain Soukhna, Egypt, May 2004)
A report of the meeting of the senior DME cadre in Egypt in 2004 to review the CI programming principles and their implications for DME and to examine "empowerment" as a central focus in considering the challenges of RBA to CARE's DME practices.
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