My time at CARE has been spectacular thus far, full of learning and insight.  One of the highlights was organizing a Hot Topic session on gender-based violence at the CARE National Conference.  The conference was in its 15th year, and brought more than 400 citizen advocates, corporate partners, philanthropists, humanitarians, and international development experts for three days of inspiration, learning, and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable women and girls.The conference theme was “Now More than Ever” emphasizing the need to act in the face of deep cuts to the foreign assistance budget.