Those are the opening words of a letter handwritten by Helga Kissell, 87 years old. She was writing to Sajeda, a 16-year-old Syrian refugee. The two have never met, have...
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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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.
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
This spring, the historical CARE package will celebrate its 70th anniversary. During WWII, these packages containing food, supplies, and other alms were sent to refugees in...
Following a Category 5 cyclone devastated the island nation, Fiji declared a state of natural disaster. It is the most powerful storm to ever hit the country.
More than 2.5 million Syrian refugees fleeing Syria's civil war, currently live in Turkey.
CARE was mentioned in this Associated Press story about aid reaching Madaya, a besieged community in Syria, as an international aid organization that “welcomed the aid convoy...
Michelle Nunn, CARE’s President and CEO, was quoted in this recent story from ABC 7, San Francisco’s ABC affiliate, about Syrian refugees and CARE’s original CARE Package. ...
As part of her membership in a CARE Village Savings and Loan Association, 15-year-old Halima Mohammed sold bracelets, beaded jewelry and soaps. She and her friends in Nairobi...
Jesse Rattan, CARE’s director of sexual reproductive health in emergencies, was quoted in a recent story by the Huffington Post, which highlighted the struggles women and...
CARE’s Sven Harmeling was quoted in a USA Today story about climate change. Harmening said: “For example, look at the Greenland ice sheet. All that ice is on the
CARE Chef Ambassador Spike Mendelsohn draws on his experience seeing CARE’s food security work in Peru and discusses the Global Food Security Act in this op-ed in The Hi