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...
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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We’re changing the culture of violence and what it means to be a man.
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CARE IN THE NEWS
The Huffington Post – Men and Boys Are Key to Empowering Women and Girls
In the news
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
Small island nations like the Maldives, Fiji, the Seychelles and others, have done the least to cause climate change problem but have the most to lose.
Michelle Nunn, CARE president and CEO, discusses CARE’s rich history in celebration of its 70th birthday with 11 Alive’s Melissa Long on Nov. 23.
Upworthy shares CARE’s “Vows of Poverty” report that looks at 26 countries in the world where girls are more likely to be married than in secondary school on Oct. 8.
Michelle Nunn, CARE president and CEO, and five other leaders of humanitarian organizations, urge Americans to assist Syrian refugees who remain in the Middle East and...
The Take Away radio show interviewed CARE Afghanistan’s country director, Christina Northey, about CARE’s response to the disastrous earthquake in Afghanistan on Oct. 27.
CEO’s of the world’s leading cereal company and the organization that gave birth to the original CARE Package, tell Politico.com readers how the Global Food Security Act...