“I want to make sure girls have their rights and are not forced into marriage. What are you going to do?” 17 year-old Farwa asks UN delegates. Read The Article
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.
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
A few years ago in Nairobi, Kenya, I met Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE. She invited me to see firsthand the work that CARE was leading in Kibera, the largest slum...
CARE CEO and President, Helene Gayle talks about her career fighting global poverty and illness. Read The Article
CAIRO, Egypt (WOMENSENEWS)-- Egypt is writing its second constitution in as many years, and the makeup of the 50-person committee has activists worried that gender equality...
When I first met Genet, it was hard to believe she was actually 13. She was incredibly small physically - no taller than my 7-year-old son -- and intensely shy.
"I didn't understand how to save. I'd spend small amounts on nothing," says Mysoon Al Harthy, a 45-year-old Iraqi refugee woman living in Jordan. "Now I have a lot of savings...
The political and diplomatic crisis in Syria have caught the world's attention. But the continuing conflict is also producing a humanitarian crisis: millions of refugees. ...
Helene Gayle must be one of the few chief executives who dreams of a world where her job doesn't exist. Read The Article
More than 2 million Syrians have fled their country, according to the United Nations refugee agency. With nowhere to go and often with just the clothes on their backs, many...
I've been watching the news about the war in Syria with a mixture of anger and worry. Yes, I'm angry and deeply disturbed when I read about the thousands of people who have...