What is CARE's Walk In Her Shoes?

Walk In Her Shoes raises critical funds for CARE’s international programs that improve the lives and outcomes for women and girls living in poverty. Walk In Her Shoes brings to life the challenges that women and girls face each day, while working towards a future where they can realize their full potential and live out their dreams.

The program is a virtual walk challenge that takes place from March 8 to March 14, 2017, which means that you can participate wherever you are, individually or as a team. When you take part in Walk In Her Shoes, you’ll experience a transformative week of learning and walking, and you’ll gain an opportunity to create real impact for women and girls in poverty.

From March 8 to March 14, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by women and girls in poverty through personal stories, CARE’s program data, and your own daily 10,000 step challenge. As you learn, you’ll also fundraise for CARE programs that provide women and girls with the opportunity to realize their full human rights.

How can you help?

Walk In Her Shoes is a critical source of funds for CARE programs that are specifically designed to reach and empower women and girls.


Register as an individual or a team captain.


Reach out to your networks to donate to your fundraiser. Every dollar makes a difference for women and girls.


Take part in our 10,000 step challenge and raise vital funds for CARE programs while you learn more about the challenges affecting the women and girls we serve.

Why women and girls?

Every day, women and girls living in poverty are denied fundamental human rights like education, health care, and freedom – even though they are the key to a better future for their families and communities. Around the world, women work two-thirds of all working hours, earning only 10% of the world’s income. When women cannot contribute to their family’s and community’s economic development, a powerful resource goes untapped. That’s why CARE’s programs are defined by promoting gender equality and empowering women.

CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes takes place here in the U.S. and all over the world. Taking steps in solidarity with women and girls creates an understanding of the challenges so many of us face every day. So who is the person we walk alongside?