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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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 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

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