At this very moment famine conditions, marked by extreme hunger and malnutrition, are tightening their grip on more than 20 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and...
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 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
After a chemical attack in Syria, aid organizations outlined steps the Trump Administration could take to help alleviate humanitarian suffering in the war-torn country.
A recent chemical attack in Syria was one of just "thousands of attacks on civilians," explains Holly Frew, CARE's emergency communications manager to 11 Alive, a local...
In Bangladesh, six in 10 girls are still married off before the age of 18, despite the fact that child marriage is illegal there. Teens across the country are fighting back...
In an interview with CNN International, Lex Kassenberg, CARE's emergency and humanitarian director, described famine conditions tightening their grip in four separate...
Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria are urgently in need of food assistance. With over 20 million people on the verge of famine, CNN included links to organizations like...
Now is the time to respond to the Somalia drought to avert famine and save more lives, aid workers told Devex. Raheel Chaudhary, CARE Somalia's country director explained...
The New York Times, Women in the World: Bushra Aldukhainah, a humanitarian coordinator for CARE, tells of the forgotten war in Yemen
Bushra Aldukhainah, a humanitarian coordinator for CARE Yemen, shares her personal tale about the war’s toll on Yemenis. Like Aldukhainah, millions have fled their homes with...
In celebration of International Women’s Day, CARE launched Walk In Her Shoes, a weeklong solidarity and fundraising campaign in support of women and girls struggling to lift...
In honor of International Women’s Day, Refinery29 listed 31 actions to help women around the world. On the eighth day, readers are invited to “Walk It Out” by participating...