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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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

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CNN – India Can Learn Respect for Women

In the news

2/10/14

CARE Supporters Advocate for Food Aid Reform

Check out these great letters to the editor by members of the CARE Action Network.

2/10/14

WSB-TV: CARE Learning Tour (video)

CARE is grooming a new set of global ambassadors fighting hunger with a new view of food.

2/10/14

The Kojo Nnamdi Show - Foreign Food Aid And The Farm Bill (audio)

We explore where food aid fits into U.S. diplomatic strategy, and how this new legislation affects, and doesn't affect, the status quo.

1/23/14

The Huffington Post — Helene Gayle, Kathy Calvin, & Lori Harnick Talk Gender Inequality At Davos

Microsoft's Lori Harnick, CARE USA President and CEO Helene Gayle and United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin sat down together with HuffPost Live at Davos...

1/22/14

Bloomberg BusinessWeek – In Davos, Soros and Others Focus on Syria

In the Alpine village of Davos, heads of seven aid groups jointly appealed for humanitarian relief.

1/22/14

The Guardian – Humanitarian Groups Demand Action to Alleviate Suffering of Syrians

Seven humanitarian and human rights organizations call for international community to 'stand up for the people of Syria'.

1/12/14

Womenetics – Helene Gayle Talks Partnerships [video]

Dr. Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, shares how to build strong relationships that create long-lasting change.

12/31/13

CARE in the News: 2013

We're in the news! Find out about this year's humanitarian relief and poverty-fighting efforts around the world.

12/21/13

The Observer - Typhoon Haiyan: an Aid Worker's Diary of a Disaster

Aid agency worker Sandra Bulling was part of a team that flew to the Philippines when it was hit by the devastating storm last month. This is what she saw.

12/19/13

The National - Hope in Philippines After Super Typhoon Haiyan

Days merge into nights for Athena Denise Gepte, the emergency response coordinator for the Philippine NGO Accord, who is based in Tacloban, one of the cities hit hardest by...

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