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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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

2/3/15

CARE in Foreign Policy

A CARE Egypt survey about illiteracy rates in the country framed a Foreign Policy article analyzing the woes of Egypt’s education system.

2/3/15

CARE in The Los Angeles Times

In Nepal, boys as young as 7 are forced to marry. Marrying off the young boys are common in poor, predominantly Hindu communities there. The reasons are just as complex as...

1/30/15

GlobalPost: International community must do more in pressing for peace in South Sudan

Five CEOs, including CARE's Helene Gayle, speak out on the need to end violence and improve humanitarian conditions in South Sudan. 

1/13/15

ABC News: Syrian Refugees Battered by Winter Need More US Help

It’s a brutal winter in the Middle East, which means added suffering for the millions of Syrian refugees already struggling to survive. The region was pounded with a harsh...

1/13/15

US News & World Report: The Challenge of the Syria Response

As the conflict in Syria rages on, people continue to flee the violence often with just the clothes on their backs. There are now 7.6 million people displaced inside Syria...

12/1/14

NY Times: An Inclusive Emerging Economy, with Africa in the Lead

Some of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa, and one emerging economic growth solution can be attributed to village savings and loan associations (VSLA), an...

12/1/14

World AIDS Day 2014: Focus, Partner, Achieve

CARE President and CEO Dr. Helene Gayle will participate in events to mark World AIDS Day at the White House this afternoon. Dr.

11/12/14

Glamour Magazine Honors CARE Project Participant

Ana Cecilia Cortez Flies to NYC from Honduras to accept award It was the trip of a lifetime. On Friday, Ana Cecilia Cortez, 15 years old, flew from her small farming town in...

10/29/14

CNN HLN - Focus on treating Ebola, not quarantine

Interview conducted by: Anna Lanfreschi

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