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

11/13/13

CNN - Helping Typhoon Survivors

CNN talks with Holly Solberg with the humanitarian assistance group CARE, about getting aid to typhoon survivors.

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.

11/13/13

We Are Central PA - Emergency Aid Increasing in Philippines

"The typhoon caused huge devastation, so obviously access has been a problem," Nick Osborne, Vice President of Program, Partnerships, Learning and Advocacy for CARE, said.

11/12/13

WABE – CARE Responds to Typhoon Victims in Philippines

Laura Sheahen of CARE spoke to WABE on her way to the Philippines.

11/12/13

Fox 5 Atlanta – Philippines Recovering From Devastating Typhoon

CARE's Nick Osborne spoke to Fox 5 Atlanta about our typhoon recovery efforts in the Philippines.

11/12/13

Al Jazeera – Philippine Typhoon Destroys Homes and Lives

"It looks like an apocalyptic disaster," Sandra Bulling ... told Al Jazeera on Monday.

11/11/13

DW - Medical Aid Urgently Needed in Philippines

Despite a heavily damaged infrastructure, aid agencies are trying to get relief supplies to the people in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines. CARE aid worker Sandra Bulling...

11/11/13

AJC - Atlantans From CARE Provide Aid in Philippines

A team from the international disaster aid organization CARE has touched down in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan struck the island nation last week. Read the article...

11/11/13

AM NY - Philippine Storm Survivers Beg for Help and Supplies

Desperate survivors of one of the most powerful storms ever recorded begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine.

11/11/13

The Phnom Penh Post – Ethnic Minorities to Receive Bilingual Education

The government affirmed its commitment to bilingual education for ethnic minority children in Cambodia’s northern provinces at a UNESCO conference in Bangkok last week.

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