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.

 

STEAL THESE STATS

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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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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

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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

1/12/17

Devex: Development's design challenge: Before creating new projects, scale what works

Scale X Design Accelerator is CARE’s challenge for innovators to implement better solutions that are holding back poor countries. The winning team will receive $150,000 to go...

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Fox 5: End of Year Tax Savings

In a Good Day Atlanta segment on year-end tax planning, a local Fox 5 reporter suggests donating to charities like CARE. Purchasing a goat for a family in a country in need...

12/28/16

Los Angeles Times: South Sudan just avoided a U.N. arms embargo. But can it dodge famine and genocide?

Some 4.6 million people in South Sudan face severe hunger and malnutrition amid growing ethnic tension.

12/19/16

CBS 46: Aleppo hitting home in metro Atlanta

The dramatic images of Syrians evacuating besieged Aleppo is sparking Atlantans to lend a helping hand to Syrian refugee families in Georgia. And Atlanta-based CARE is...

12/15/16

Sun Sentinel: Hurricane Matthew's devastation lingers in Haiti; South Florida groups offer relief

Two months after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, Haitians are still picking up the pieces.

12/15/16

ABC 7 Good Morning Washington: "7 Days of Giving" with CARE

Rachael Leman, CARE’s senior director of citizen advocacy, discusses ways to donate time and money to CARE with Good Morning Washington host Larry Smith. Watch the full...

12/14/16

MarketWatch.com: Here’s Why Americans Are Giving More Money Than Ever to Charity

In response to the recent U.S. presidential election, a quarter (25 percent) of Americans either already have or plan to increase their support for nonprofits and charities,...

12/12/16

PBS Newshour: In Drought-stricken Malawi, Rains just Don't Come

The World Food Program has declared its highest level emergency for Southern Africa where drought has destroyed crops and harvests leaving 28 million people in need of...

12/12/16

Washington Post: An Unexpected Result of Yemen's War; More Men are Cooking and Cleaning

Yemen is one of the worst countries in the world for women and girls, but since the war arrived in March 2015, the roles of women have seen a dramatic shift. Now many  ...

12/2/16

Los Angeles Times: The increasingly popular way to aid the needy in war-torn nations: Give cash

CARE helps people by sending money, the most important thing in need for war-torn countries.Money helps victims buy exactly what they need at their own time and at their own...

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