CARE focuses on the empowerment of women and girls because they are disproportionately affected by poverty and discrimination; and suffer abuse and violations in the realisation of their rights, entitlements and access and control over resources. Also, experience shows that, when equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities overcome poverty, marginalisation and social injustice. While CARE has been working in India since 1946, it formally arrived in the country in 1950, through the signing of the Indo-CARE Bilateral Agreement. Over the years, CARE India has actively contributed to the country’s overall social development through various interventions. A brief glimpse of this journey shown below.