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

5/22/17

PRI and NPR: Yemeni Conflict Strangling the Country

Public Radio International (PRI) aired an extensive interview with Bushra Alkdukhainah, a CARE Yemen staffer, that detailed life in the war-torn country. “There’s no more...

5/22/17

C-SPAN: Women to End Poverty

In a live broadcast, C-SPAN aired the opening plenary from CARE’s national conference that focused on empowering women to end global poverty.

5/12/17

USA Today.com: Trump foreign aid cuts hurt world's mothers

Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Michelle Nunn, CARE's president and CEO wrote an op-ed in USA Today on the power of U.S. foreign aid. 

5/2/17

Humanosphere: White House denies changes to Obama’s girls’ education program

CARE expressed deep disappointment upon hearing news reports that the Trump Administration would end Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” program which aimed to educate girls in the...

4/25/17

Vice.com: Garment Factories in Bangladesh Are Trying on Gender Equality For Size

The ready-made garment industry in Bangladesh makes up 13 percent of the country's gross domestic product and has created jobs for more than 4 million workers, of which up to...

4/17/17

FoxNews.com: CARE CEO: Famine is stalking the world and America urgently needs to lead

At this very moment famine conditions, marked by extreme hunger and malnutrition, are tightening their grip on more than 20 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and...

4/7/17

11 Alive: CARE brings attention to civilian attacks in war-torn Syria

A recent chemical attack in Syria was one of just "thousands of attacks on civilians," explains Holly Frew, CARE's emergency communications manager to 11 Alive, a local...

4/7/17

The Guardian: Syria's Humanitarian Crisis: Three Ways Trump Could Help

After a chemical attack in Syria, aid organizations outlined steps the Trump Administration could take to help alleviate humanitarian suffering in the war-torn country.

3/30/17

VICE: The Teens Going Door to Door to Stop Child Marriages

In Bangladesh, six in 10 girls are still married off before the age of 18, despite the fact that child marriage is illegal there. Teens across the country are fighting back...

3/28/17

CNN International: Famine Conditions in Four Countries

In an interview with CNN International, Lex Kassenberg, CARE's emergency and humanitarian director, described famine conditions tightening their grip in four separate...

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