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

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

5/12/16

NPR's The Salt: Care Packages: How the U.S. Won Hearts Through Stomachs After WWII

Renate Senter remembers receiving her first CARE package with vivid detail. The 77-year-old, once a WWII refugee, received the packages of food and other life-saving supplies...

5/12/16

Associated Press: WWII Survivor Living in Florida Helps Syrian Refugee

Renate Senter recalls what life was like as a 5-year-old WWII refugee. She remembers hiding under stairways and the sounds of war. One memory stands out. That is the day she...

5/11/16

Associated Press: Today in History

The history of the CARE package was the lead item in the Associated Press’ “Today in History” feature on May 11.

5/11/16

Time.com: Here's what was inside the first-ever 'Care Package'

Time.com published a story about the history of the CARE Package. The story featured an interview with Renate Senter, of the original CARE package recipients who described...

5/11/16

History.com: The First CARE Package

History.com, the web site of the History Channel, posted a story about the first CARE packages sent to WWII refugees in Europe. The story featured an interview with Renate...

5/11/16

Marketplace: Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first CARE packages sent to Europe

On May 11, 1946, the tradition of sending CARE packages began. Those first boxes of food and supplies that Americans sent to WWII refugees in Europe were delivered to...

5/10/16

The Philadelphia Inquirer: The hope that CARE package brings still lives

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the CARE Package, Michelle Nunn, CARE's president and CEO, penned an op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer. The commentary noted the...

5/8/16

ABC7 Chicago: Global Humanitarian Group CARE Package Celebrates 70th Anniversary

When disaster strikes, the humanitarian group CARE is often among the first to help. This month CARE celebrates the 70th anniversary of the CARE package, the life-saving...

5/3/16

Good Morning Washington: CARE Celebrates 70 years of the CARE Package

CARE celebrated 70 years of the CARE package at the CARE National Conference in Washington DC.

4/19/16

WSB-TV: Group asks for help providing relief to earthquake victims in Ecuador

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck on Ecuador's coast on April 16. CARE responded to the crisis providing water and other essential supplies to victims, Holly Frew, CARE's...

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