What About Men & Boys?

We’re Engaging Men and Boys in the Fight Against Poverty

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Check out CARE's cutting-edge research and training materials on engaging men and boys in development projects and women’s empowerment. 

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.

A Story of Progress

“I don’t want my girls locked in a house. I don’t want them to be dependent on a man.”

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.

 

STEAL THESE STATS

Share the facts about men & boys.

Steal These StatsEvery year, 600,000 women die from preventable #childbirth complications. #stealthesestats w/@CARE
Steal These StatsWomen spend 3 - 4x more time raising children than men do. #stealthesestats w/@CARE
Steal These Stats30-50% of women have been physically abused by a male partner. #stealthesestats w/@CARE
Steal These StatsWomen are more likely to be coerced or forced into sex by their partner. #stealthesestats w/@CARE

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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.

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CARE staff talk about why it's critical to engage men and boys to end poverty and reach equality.

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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

CARE IN THE NEWS

CNN – India Can Learn Respect for Women

In the news

6/20/17

CNN.com: American kids want the world’s refugees to know they’re not forgotten

CNN.com wrote an extensive piece on CARE’s Letters of Hope campaign that connected American students with refugee children around the world. The story included photos from...

6/20/17

Yahoo News: ‘Kid-driven’ hope, from Boulder to a refugee camp in Kenya

Yahoo News wrote about CARE’s Letters of Hope campaign that connected Boulder, Co. children to refugee children around the world.

6/20/17

Metro New York: Letters of Hope campaign allows US students to connect with refugeecounterparts in Greece

Metro New York posted a story about New York City students at Trinity and Spence schools who wrote letters to Afghan refugees in Greece. The story included an interview with...

6/19/17

The New York Daily News: Send ‘hope’ on World Refugee Day to shed light on global crisis

The New York Daily News published an op-ed from Heather Higginbottom, CARE’s chief operating officer. The op-ed began with words penned by Safiyo, an 11-year-old Somalian...

6/15/17

Voice of America: Pen Pal Program Connects US Students with Refugee Camp in Kenya

Voice of America features CARE’s “Letters of Hope”  exchangebetween students in Boulder, Colorado and their refugee counterparts in Dadaab, Kenya.

6/7/17

CARE Chef Advocate Asha Gomez Featured in the New York Times

CARE Chef Advocate Asha Gomez was featured in the New York Times’ food section, highlighting her recent trip back to her birthplace, Kerala, India – a region that has deeply...

6/4/17

PRI: Drought and Gender

Public Radio International aired a story highlighting how the drought in Sub-Saharan Africa disproportionately affects women.

5/30/17

Devex: Aid Organizations Prepare for Cuts

Devex outlined CARE President and CEO, Michelle Nunn’s four tips on preparing aid organizations for the proposed federal budget cuts.

5/23/17

Washington Post: The Dangerous Impacts of Budget Cuts

The Washington Post quoted CARE President and CEO Michelle Nunn in a story about proposed cuts to foreign assistance.

5/23/17

Budget Cuts Compromise National Security

CNN.com cited a CARE National Conference panel on national security quoting Michele Flournoy, CARE board member and Ret. Adm. Michael Mullen.

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