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.

 

STEAL THESE STATS

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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

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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

CARE IN THE NEWS

CNN – India Can Learn Respect for Women

In the news

12/9/13

Herald-Review – CARE Packages Have Become Development Tools Since World War II Ended

CARE, the Atlanta-based relief agency, which pioneered the delivery of food to a devastated Europe following World War II, is reimagining the iconic CARE Package as a 21st...

12/6/13

CNBC.com – The Syrian Business Uprising

Nahla Abdul-Raheem fled her own comfortable two-story home in Dara'a, Syria, with her husband and five children, the youngest daughter just 4 years old.

12/1/13

Media Planet - Disaster Relief and Emergency Preparedness

CARE partnered with the San Francisco Chronicle for the Media Planet digital campaign focusing on Disaster Relief and Emergency Preparedness.

11/26/13

AJC - CARE Package Is Back in Circulation

There’s a new CARE Package under the tree this holiday season.

11/20/13

Global Atlanta – U.S. Power and Construction Firms Welcome in Philippines Rebuilding

The Philippines government is committed to providing electricity to the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan by Dec. 24 in time for Christmas.

11/18/13

The Washington Post – Hope and Help in Typhoon Haiyan’s Aftermath (video)

A Filipino community in Fort Washington, Md., waits to hear from family members.

11/15/13

Deutsche Welle - Caught Between Sorrow and Reconstruction

Nearly a week after the storm, there are still thousands of people without electricity and drinking water. But in some places there are signs of hope.

11/15/13

Mamamia - 10,000 Are Dead. But in the Midst of Tragedy and Chaos, This Little Girl is Providing Hope

When Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Friday, Lourdes Hermilda had been with her husband and two children, counting down the days until the birth of...

11/14/13

Associated Press - Money to Charities Is Best for Typhoon Relief Aid

Forget the rummage sale clothes, the old toys and the kind of supplies that will only stack up undistributed or damage an already weakened economy. Do send a cash donation...

11/13/13

Fox News - Aid Groups Face Tough Task Helping Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Now there are concerns parts of the Philippines are descending into chaos as International aid organizations, like CARE are mobilizing to help.

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