CARE International Sri Lanka’s ‘Empowering Men to Engage and Redefine Gender Equality’ (EMERGE) project is a pioneering effort that addresses persistent issues of gender inequality and GBV through the engagement of men.
Men & Boys
CARE, in collaboration with UN Women and the Institut National des Statistiques /National Institute for Statistics (INSTAT) and Promundo-US, conducted a representative household study using the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Mali, Sri Lanka, and Croatia.
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.
A resident of Manhari VDC, Makwanpur, 16-year old Yogendra GC’s mother has been working in a Gulf country for a few years now and life for him and his 13-year old little sister has been tough.
I am Jhaman Singh Pariyar and I live in Devdaha – 1, Pragati Bazaar, Rupandehi. My wife Maya Pariyar and I have four children – two sons and two daughters.
Nepal’s work on Engaging Men and Boys is part of its Women’s Empowerment Program and Safe Migration Project. The work with men around safe migration emerged from women’s feedback in context of migration work. Some of the strategies that CARE Nepal employs to work with men and boys are:
Patoma Arama is 48 years old and a polygamist from the village of Ama, located 4 kilometers from Ouo, in the region of Mopti. In 2009, Patoma was identified by CARE Mali as a Community Relay for the promotion of maternal and child health.