Bombings continue in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, despite a ceasefire resolution from the U.N. Hundreds of civilians have been killed in recent weeks during a war that is now in...
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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We’re training men to help bring an end to violence against women.
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Help us celebrate all the fathers who are making a difference.
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We advocate for gender equality in U.S. foreign assistance programs.
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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
Devex featured CARE’s Scale X Design pitch night celebration at Stanford, describing it as “not your average Silicon Valley pitch competition.”
PBS Newshour.com published an extensive story on CARE’s “Suffering in Silence” report highlighting the 10 most underreported humanitarian crises of 2017.
Elana Berkowitz, CARE’s innovator in residence, was featured in a Q&A by the feminist news site Lenny Letter about Chat! Contraception, a CARE sexual and reproductive...
PBS NewsHour featured CARE in a story that highlights the success of Aichatou Bako, a CARE VSLA (Village Savings & Loan Programmes in Africa) participant who after...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Faith leaders say president’s alleged comments make aid work harder
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE, in a story about the reaction to President Trump’s alleged recent comments on Haiti and...
Johan Mooij, CARE Yemen’s country director, was quoted in an NPR story about the staggering numbers of cholera cases in war-torn Yemen, in which the resulting devastation has...
Siobh’an Foran, a CARE emergencies coordinator in Bangladesh, was quoted in a Cosmopolitan story about the traumatic childbirth of Sayeda Begum, a Myanmar refugee who was...
Johan Mooij, CARE Yemen’s country director, spoke to NPR, while sheltering from airstrikes during intensified fighting in the Middle Eastern country.
CARE was featured in the The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof’s annual “gifts with meaning” guide for this year’s holiday season.