On Sept. 17, Hungarian police fired water cannons and tear gas on refugees trying to cross a newly reinforced Serbian/Hungarian border.
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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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
LS: Youth Empowerment Box 5 v2
“Be a man!”
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.
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
In the news
Nick Osborne, CARE’s vice president for international programs, told The New York Times that it was “important to look beyond the numbers” of disp
Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE, penned an op-ed on CNN.com, calling for a “global movement” to respond to the “staggeringly large humanitarian crisis” facing Syrian...
Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE, tells CNN International about her recent trip to Jordan and Turkey where CARE works to assist Syrian refugees.
Holly Frew, CARE’s emergency communications officer, appeared on MSNBC to explain how Americans can best help refugees.
Lex Kassenberg, the country director for CARE Nepal, informs Public Radio International that landslides and the monsoon season in Nepal are more unpredictable than ever...
This month marks South Sudan’s fourth birthday but there’s not much to celebrate. The world’s youngest country is mired in a civil war that has displaced more than 2 million...
Elizabeth McLaughlin, a country director for CARE, credits Live Aid for influencing her to leave her former career as a stockbroker. “Whatever came out of Live Aid—millions...
Michelle Nunn comes to CARE after leading Points of Light, a volunteer organization, for seven years.