CARE’s Santosh Sharma tells The Los Angeles Times about the early impact of the Nepal earthquake: “People have been pooling their resources together, but there will soon be...
What About Men & Boys?
Preventing Violence Against Women
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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.
LS: Why Men Box 3
We advocate for gender equality in U.S. foreign assistance programs.
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LS: Youth Empowerment Box 5 v2
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
Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE, tells CNN what CARE teams are doing to assess the situation on the ground in Nepal.
Lex Kassenberg, CARE Nepal’s country director, details CARE’s response to the earthquake to CNN International.
Brenda Wood, reporter for local CBS affiliate station,
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution announced, on their Politics Blog, that Michelle Nunn, a former U.S.
Michelle Nunn has been named CARE’s new CEO and will start at the global humanitarian agency July 1, says the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The NonProfit Times announced that Dr. Helene D.
First lady Michelle Obama is traveling in Asia this week to promote a new initiative with the Peace Corps aimed at closing the education gap for girls.