Joyce Adolwa, CARE’s director of education programming, spoke to Rollingout.com about her role at the first-ever United State of Women Summit.
What About Men & Boys?
Preventing Violence Against Women
Hear Fidѐle Bucyanayandi's testimony of the abuse he inflicted on his wife, and learn how CARE is helping Fidѐle break the cycle of violence in his own marriage and in his rural Rwandan community.
Champions of Change
Our efforts include working with men and boys as champions of change, and facilitating debates to challenge gender norms and renegotiate more equitable relationships.
What about men and boys?
CARE fights poverty around the world by empowering girls and women. Girls and women are disproportionately affected by poverty, so fighting poverty effectively requires focus on them. But boys and men are and will always remain central to CARE’s work.
Our community-based efforts to improve education, health and economic opportunity for girls and women don’t just benefit those girls and women. They benefit the boys and men around them – their husbands, sons, brothers and fathers.
Poverty is directly connected to gender inequality. Men and boys in the communities where we work increasingly understand this and are vital partners in our programs to empower girls and women. The communities where men and boys are most actively engaged in our work, real and lasting change is more likely to take hold; change that benefits everyone.
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Did You Know?
We’re training men to help bring an end to violence against women.
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CARE Approved Dads
Help us celebrate all the fathers who are making a difference.
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DID YOU KNOW?
We advocate for gender equality in U.S. foreign assistance programs.
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TECHNICAL RESOURCES ON ENGAGING MEN AND BOYS
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“Be a man!”
We’re changing the culture of violence and what it means to be a man.
CARE staff talk about why it's critical to engage men and boys to end poverty and reach equality.
CARE Answers your questions about working with men and boys.
CARE IN THE NEWS
The Huffington Post – Men and Boys Are Key to Empowering Women and Girls
In the news
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The term “CARE package” was coined 70 years ago when CARE sent its first shipment of packages of food to WWII survivors in 1946. Over 100 million packages have been packed...
Renate Senter remembers receiving her first CARE package with vivid detail. The 77-year-old, once a WWII refugee, received the packages of food and other life-saving supplies...
Renate Senter recalls what life was like as a 5-year-old WWII refugee. She remembers hiding under stairways and the sounds of war. One memory stands out. That is the day she...
On May 11, 1946, the tradition of sending CARE packages began. Those first boxes of food and supplies that Americans sent to WWII refugees in Europe were delivered to...
The history of the CARE package was the lead item in the Associated Press’ “Today in History” feature on May 11.
Time.com published a story about the history of the CARE Package. The story featured an interview with Renate Senter, of the original CARE package recipients who described...