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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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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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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6/6/13

U.S. Senate Largely Rebuffs Obama Plan for Food-Aid Reform

The U.S. Senate voted on Monday to make only a minor change in the main U.S. global food aid program, rebuffing President Barack Obama's call for the biggest reform of the...

5/28/13

Food Aid Reform: Making Every Dollar Count

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5/27/13

Editorial: Politics Blocking Help to the Hungry

The generous international food aid program run by the United States is past due for reforms, but farm state lawmakers of both parties are standing in the way. 

5/24/13

Lawmakers Nix Obama's Food Aid Overhaul, but Discuss Compromise

A White House-proposed overhaul of the United States’ $1.4 billion food aid program is not going to happen, at least not in as ambitious a form as the administration...

5/24/13

Live Blog - Chicago Council: “Failure to act now puts future generations in jeopardy,” says Dr. Helene Gayle

Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE International, has served in global health and development for much of her life. Yet, she began her keynote address by noting that...

5/21/13

Ship Storm

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5/17/13

As Obama Pushes Overhaul of Food Aid, Panels in Congress Favor Smaller Changes

In response to the Obama administration’s plans to overhaul the nation’s international food aid program, which provides food to disaster-stricken regions, Congress this week...

5/8/13

CARE CEO Shares Global Lessons on Girls, Women

As one of the most influential nonprofits in the United States, CARE USA, which is celebrating 20 years in Atlanta, has spent the last several years working on alleviating...

5/3/13

Aid Groups, Farm Interests Keep Sparring Over Food Reform

There's a war of words underway over a proposal to change the way that food aid is administered.  Read The Article

5/1/13

Obama Administration Food Aid Reform Push Countered By Fierce Lobbying

A White House plan to modernize the major U.S.

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