This was the question when we started our program with male field staff. As part of their jobs, the male staff were out in communities challenging social norms around gender. But it was tough to talk about it amongst their own peers, because they were afraid their friends would make fun of them.
Men & Boys
CARE's work on Food Security in the Ultra Poor in Bangladesh (FSUP) indicates that the changes for women can only happen if there are broader changes in their environments and communities. This means working with men and boys to help increase women's mobility and access to resources.
Salma says she has seen a “radical change” in her husband Anzu Mia in the past year; he has become committed to supporting the most vulnerable families in his community. In 2009, Anzu contracted tuberculosis and was taken to the hospital.
My name is Mr. Ousmane Goulaka. I am a farmer in Mandoli in the commune of Bara Sara in Bandiagara, Mali.
CARE focuses on women and girls because we know that investments in women and girls can make huge changes in eradicating poverty. We believe that women and girls face enormous obstacles, but with help and support, they can change the world. But we also know that women and girls are only half th
Men Engage Initiative: CARE Mali, 2011-2014
After 3 years of working on the Men Engage Initiative, our most recent review in Mali shows us the following changes in men’s involvement in women’s empowerment and anti-poverty work.