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...
What About Men & Boys?
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.
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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We’re training men to help bring an end to violence against women.
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We advocate for gender equality in U.S. foreign assistance programs.
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We’re changing the culture of violence and what it means to be a man.
CARE staff talk about why it's critical to engage men and boys to end poverty and reach equality.
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CARE IN THE NEWS
The Huffington Post – Men and Boys Are Key to Empowering Women and Girls
In the news
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
In a Time.com op ed, Heather Higginbottom, CARE's chief operating officer, seized on the leaked transcripts of President Trump’s call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm...