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

10/11/17

Fast Company: How to help the fight against child marriage on this International Day of the Girl

An estimated 64 million girls around the world are forced into marriage before the age of 18 and on this year's International Day of the Girl, Fastcompany.com published a...

10/11/17

VICE Impact: These Humanitarians Want To End Gender Inequality in Afghanistan

Michelle Nunn, CARE President and CEO, recently traveled to Afghanistan to visit CARE's women's empowerment programs in the war-torn country. She sat down with VICE Impact...

10/10/17

VICE Impact: How Advocacy Leaders Banded Together to Save U.S. Foreign Aid from Trump’s Budget Cuts

The U.S. is the largest contributor of foreign aid worldwide but the Trump Administration wants to change that, announcing huge cuts to foreign assistance. Not so fast, say a...

9/29/17

The Hill: Lift the Jones Act and similar restrictions for humanitarian crises

Ditching a century-old law governing U.S. shipping called the "Jones Act," could feed 10 million people at no additional cost to the U.S, wrote David Ray, CARE's vice...

9/28/17

Inside Edition: Is There 'Donation Fatigue' For Puerto Rico After So Many Hurricanes?

Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE, told the newsmagazine Inside Edition, that donations are critical to support the emergency response after a natural disaster.

9/13/17

The Hill: American leadership needed in global health

Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif) wrote an op-ed in The Hill, calling for American investment in global health. Rep. Bera, who is also a physician, traveled to Jordan with CARE...

9/7/17

The Washington Post: Haiti has already been devastated by natural disasters, now it's bracing for Irma

Karl Paul, CARE Haiti’s country director warned about Hurricane Irma's potential disaster in Haiti in a story in the Washington Post. “Hurricane Irma could be a monster storm...

9/7/17

PBS Newshour: Florida, Cuba brace for wrath of Hurricane Irma

Richard Paterson, country rep for CARE in Cuba, told PBS Newshour that in preparation for Hurricane Irma, CARE was connecting with local partners and contacting suppliers for...

8/29/17

The New York Times: The photos the U.S. and Saudi Arabia don't want you to see

Michelle Nunn, CARE's president and CEO, was quoted in a column by the New York Times' Nicholas Kristof about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. “The situation in Yemen is a...

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