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

Share the facts about men & boys.

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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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

CARE IN THE NEWS

CNN – India Can Learn Respect for Women

In the news

10/11/13

International Day of the Girl Child Promotes Value and Fulfillment of Human Rights

Today is a global celebration that’s only in its second year, it's called International Day of the Girl Child. October 11th is International Day of the Girl. The United...

10/11/13

International Day of the Girl: The Classroom is too Crowded for Refugee Daughters

When I arrived in Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees, I knew I would hear gripping stories of families fleeing violence that would also reveal how Syria’s civil war has...

10/10/13

The Heavy Lift - Atlanta's Nonprofit Community

Every Monday through Friday, approximately 200 people fill CARE's five-story office building in Downtown Atlanta. There, they keep tabs on and help support humanitarian...

10/9/13

Celebrating 20 Years in Atlanta (October)

WSBTV – People to People | CARE: 20 Years in Atlanta (video)  

10/9/13

One Syrian Refugee Girl's Hope

by Razan, 20-year-old Syrian refugee girl living in Jordan: I remember this time last year well. I was in Syria, and I was happy. This might sound strange, I know. 

10/9/13

CARE in the News: 2012

  Giving Tuesday The Huffington Post – Charitable Giving Is Part of the American Spirit

10/9/13

CARE in the News: 2011

  Horn of Africa Drought Huffington Post – Thanksgiving: Give Thanks and Be Thoughtful

10/9/13

CARE in the News: 2010

Haiti Disaster Response Media Sampler:(Covering Jan. 12 earthquake, cholera outbreak and Hurricane Tomas)

10/7/13

CBS Atlanta – CARE Action Network Women Witness CARE’s Work in the Field

This week CBS Atlanta News has looked at how people in our community touch lives through CARE. The non-profit committed to ending extreme global poverty is celebrating 20...

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