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.
Men & Boys
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.
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: