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

CARE IN THE NEWS

CNN – India Can Learn Respect for Women

In the news

12/5/17

NPR: How Bad Are Things In Yemen? We Asked An Aid Worker Holed Up In A Basement

Johan Mooij, CARE Yemen’s country director, spoke to NPR, while sheltering from airstrikes during intensified fighting in the Middle Eastern country.

11/29/17

Girls Globe: Improving Medical Response to Violence in Fragile Settings

CARE’s SAFPAC (Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care) projects on sexual and reproductive health are featured in an article published by Girl Globe,...

11/27/17

Smithsonian: How WWII Created the CARE Package

CARE was featured in an interesting story published by the Smithsonian explaining the origins of the “care package”, term widely known in the American culture and originally...

11/22/17

TIME: Yemen Could Be Out of Food in Six Weeks, Aid Official Warns

Johan Mooij, CARE’s country director in Yemen, told TIME about CARE’s efforts to deliver aid to millions of people in Yemen, the site of the world's worst humanitarian crisis...

11/17/17

Goop: The Ridiculous, but Awesome Gift Guide

The lifestyle brand site originally founded by Gwyneth Paltrow listed one of CARE’s Gifts of Lasting Change as a “ridiculous, but awesome gift”. 

10/30/17

NPR: Aid Groups Work to Help Syria's Displaced People

Wouter Schaap, CARE's country director for Syria, joined NPR's Mary Louise Kelley to discuss how CARE is ramping up efforts in Syria, where thousands have been displaced by...

10/27/17

Politico: Likely Trump envoy nominee slams Senate Republicans

Penny Young Nance, President Trump's expected ambassador for women's issues, is already drawing opposition. Heather Higginbottom, CARE's chief operating officer, told...

10/24/17

Women in the World: Mother tells horrifying story of being abducted and raped while trying to flee Myanmar

Begum (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) says its easy to identify the worst three days of her life. They are her last three days spent In Myanmar.

10/23/17

WABE: CARE looks to aid refugees (from Myanmar)

CARE is working to bring aid to thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. Lex Kassenberg, CARE's senior director of emergency, explains to WABE, Atlanta's NPR...

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...

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