Johan Mooij, CARE Yemen’s country director, spoke to NPR, while sheltering from airstrikes during intensified fighting in the Middle Eastern country.
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
CARE was featured in the The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof’s annual “gifts with meaning” guide for this year’s holiday season.
CARE’s SAFPAC (Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care) projects on sexual and reproductive health are featured in an article published by Girl Globe,...
CARE was featured in an interesting story published by the Smithsonian explaining the origins of the “care package”, term widely known in the American culture and originally...
Johan Mooij, CARE’s country director in Yemen, told TIME about CARE’s efforts to deliver aid to millions of people in Yemen, the site of the world's worst humanitarian crisis...
The lifestyle brand site originally founded by Gwyneth Paltrow listed one of CARE’s Gifts of Lasting Change as a “ridiculous, but awesome gift”.
Wouter Schaap, CARE's country director for Syria, joined NPR's Mary Louise Kelley to discuss how CARE is ramping up efforts in Syria, where thousands have been displaced by...
Penny Young Nance, President Trump's expected ambassador for women's issues, is already drawing opposition. Heather Higginbottom, CARE's chief operating officer, told...
Women in the World: Mother tells horrifying story of being abducted and raped while trying to flee Myanmar
Begum (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) says its easy to identify the worst three days of her life. They are her last three days spent In Myanmar.