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.

 

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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

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.

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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

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CNN – India Can Learn Respect for Women

In the news

4/7/17

11 Alive: CARE brings attention to civilian attacks in war-torn Syria

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...

4/7/17

The Guardian: Syria's Humanitarian Crisis: Three Ways Trump Could Help

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.

3/30/17

VICE: The Teens Going Door to Door to Stop Child Marriages

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...

3/28/17

CNN International: Famine Conditions in Four Countries

In an interview with CNN International, Lex Kassenberg, CARE's emergency and humanitarian director, described famine conditions tightening their grip in four separate...

3/24/17

CNN: Help famine victims in Africa, Yemen

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...

3/14/17

Devex: Aid workers push for fast funds, local government action in Somalia drought

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...

3/13/17

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...

3/8/17

Atlanta Media: International Women’s Day 2017

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...

3/1/17

Refinery29: Take This 31-Day Challenge to Help Women Everywhere

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...

2/22/17

CNN: Christiane Amanpour visits Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan

Christiane Amanpour and her son Darius recently visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan where CARE operates a community center and provides other services.  They speak to a...

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