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. Maya has been working in Saudi Arabia for some time now and although she is supporting our family financially, I wanted her to stay back so that she could take care of our children.
Men & Boys
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. “My father has abandoned us and married someone else, that is why our mother had to find foreign employment to take care of us,” shares Yogendra. Their mother has been sending money so that Yogendra and his little sister can continue their studies and have a comfortable life. However until not too long ago, while he went to study (he is in 11th grade), his sister looked after the house.
Men Engage Initiative: CARE Niger (2011-2013)
The Men Engage Initiative in Niger is part of the women’s empowerment program that focuses on working with men as allies and people who benefit from women’s equality. The program works to get men involved in more household work and many anti-poverty programs. Some of its activities are:
Our Gender Equity and Diversity 501 curriculum is a practionners' training manual for working with staff on how to engage men and boys in programming, and how engaging men and boys for women’s empowerment benefits everyone.
Report on findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) work, including the Croatia findings, where CARE was the lead research partner.
Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) study that CARE Mali conducted to explore masculinities in Mali. This research represents an effort to increase CARE's understanding about masculinity and gender in Mali. Our hope is that the data and analysis generated will add value to efforts by the Government of Mali and other development actors aiming to promote the rights and empowerment of women and girls.
41 year old Sonam Thing Lama (Tamang) has been an exemplary resident of Hadikhola VDC, Ward 2 of Makwanpur district in Churia region of Central Nepal. A primary school graduate, Sonam has been involved with CARE Nepal’s SAKCHAM II project’s initiation of the men engagement campaign in his community since 2011.
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. Later, he was identified as a Change Agent for CARE Mali’s Men Engage initiative. Patoma is from a community in which men are resistant to supporting women in their development activities. In spite of this resistance, he quickly understood that women are at the center of sustainable development.