Overall, more than 1.7 million people have registered as refugees since the uprising against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011, with many more...
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
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In the news
On Friday, the number of Syrian child refugees hit 1 million. With hundreds of thousands out of school, traumatized by violence, and seeing little hope of a quick return home...
A dozen Syrian girls, ages 12 to 16, mainly refugees from the flattened city of Homs, sit in a semicircle. Their heads are covered. They are naturally reticent in dealing...
CARE International: What It’s Like to be a Humanitarian Aid Worker in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
World Humanitarian Day, CARE International aid worker Rose Vive Lobo writes about her work helping survivors of sexual violence in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
A world without extreme poverty will only be a reality if we -- as Global Citizens -- create and commit to a new global partnership that involves us, charities, companies and...
Since the end of the war, America's "Food for Peace" programme has shipped American-grown food in sacks across the world to feed the world's starving people. Virtually all...
Helene Gayle, 58, is the president and CEO of CARE USA, an international humanitarian organization.
Three refugees in Jordan – Anas, Hind and Ibrahim – who volunteer at CARE's drop-in centre joined us for a live chat. Read The Article
The farm fields here are cemeteries of cornstalks: a severe drought has left them brown, withered and dead. Normally, a failed crop like that signifies starvation.
This interview with Helene D. Gayle, president and chief executive of CARE U.S.A., the anti-poverty organization, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.