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.

 

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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

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CNN – India Can Learn Respect for Women

In the news

8/22/16

Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE talks to CNN about the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

The war in Syria has created the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II. In an interview with CNN, Michelle Nunn, CARE’s president and CEO, says the latest jarring...

7/31/16

New international food initiative got a political push from Georgia

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution highlighted how several Georgia entities, including CARE and U.S. Sen Johnny Isakson (R-GA), joined forces to get the Global Food Security...

7/12/16

South Sudan Cease-Fire Takes Hold; 'Several Hundred' Dead After Clashes

NBC News reported on the recent violence in Juba, South Sudan, where several hundred more people have died...  Fred McCray, county director for CARE, described his experience...

7/11/16

South Sudan appears to be sliding back into war

LA Times reported on South Sudan’s heavy fighting in Juba, South Sudan’s capitol. “No one wants to leave. But the situation has gotten so dangerous and unpredictable here,”...

6/16/16

Rollingout: CARE’s Joyce Adolwa speaks up for girls’ education at the State of Women Summit.

Joyce Adolwa, CARE’s director of education programming, spoke to Rollingout.com about her role at the first-ever United State of Women Summit.

5/25/16

Yahoo News: Former WWII refugees send letters of hope to Syrians

Gunter Nitsch, a former WWII refugee recalls being forced to live in labor camps and illegally crossing in Germany to a refugee camp. But he also remembers the hope he felt...

5/25/16

NPR: Aid Groups In Ethiopia Reshape Approach In New Era Of Climate Change

A widespread drought – the worst in 50 years - is severely impacting Ethiopia.  NPR Correspondent Gregory Warner traveled to the country to learn how the population of mostly...

5/17/16

WSBTV: CARE Package turns 70 years old

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...

5/12/16

NPR's The Salt: Care Packages: How the U.S. Won Hearts Through Stomachs After WWII

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...

5/12/16

Associated Press: WWII Survivor Living in Florida Helps Syrian Refugee

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...

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