First lady Michelle Obama is traveling in Asia this week to promote a new initiative with the Peace Corps aimed at closing the education gap for girls.
What About Men & Boys?
Preventing Violence Against Women
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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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DID YOU KNOW?
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
The Huffington Post – Men and Boys Are Key to Empowering Women and Girls
In the news
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Five CEOs, including CARE's Helene Gayle, speak out on the need to end violence and improve humanitarian conditions in South Sudan.
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As the conflict in Syria rages on, people continue to flee the violence often with just the clothes on their backs. There are now 7.6 million people displaced inside Syria...
CARE President and CEO Dr. Helene Gayle will participate in events to mark World AIDS Day at the White House this afternoon. Dr.
Some of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa, and one emerging economic growth solution can be attributed to village savings and loan associations (VSLA), an...