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

10/17/18

Reuters: Plate of beans to costly for some as conflict sends food costs rocketing

Reuters quoted Emily Janoch, a CARE director of learning,  in a story about a recent study by the U.N. World Food Program (WFP), that found food was becoming less affordable...

10/15/18

Newsweek: Syria War: U.S., Russia deals with Turkey, key to preventing conflict, could now be in a major trouble

Newsweek and The Washington Post quoted Wouter Schaap, CARE’s country director in Syria, in a story about the humanitarian consequences in Idlib if a ceasefire deal is not...

10/9/18

Bustle: Statistics About The Refugee Crisis For Girls Show Just How Vulnerable They Really Are

Bustle quoted Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE in an exclusive story about CARE's new report "Far From Home", highlighting the 13 worst crises for refugee girls.

10/4/18

NPR: 'Tragedy Everywhere': Aid Groups Scramble Against Time After Indonesian Tsunami

NPR quoted Wahyu Widayanto, CARE emergency coordinator, about the scene in Palu. "There are currently only two banks that have re-opened and just some small food stores,...

10/2/18

The New York Times: How to Help Survivors of the Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami

The New York Times listed CARE as an organization responding to the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. The story said CARE plans to provide drinking water, soap, buckets to...

9/15/18

The New York Times: Typhoon Mangkhut Wreaks Havoc in Philippines, Leaving at Least 25 Dead

The New York Times quoted Madel Montejo, a member of a CARE Philippines emergency response team in a story on Typhoon Mangkhut.

9/15/18

The New York Times: Typhoon Mangkhut: How to Help

The New York Times listed CARE in a list of organizations taking donations to respond Typhoon Mangkhut. Read the story here.

8/28/18

The Huffington Post: Over $3 Billion In Foreign Aid Is Safe... For Now

The Huffington Post quoted Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE, in a story about the major win for the foreign assistance sector over the decision to kill a Trump...

8/8/18

The Associated Press: Aid groups protest ongoing bombing of Sanaa airport

The Associated Press quoted Johan Moiji, CARE Yemen's country director, in a story about the two-year anniversary of the closure of Yemen's airport, which has "become a...

8/6/18

The New York Times: Dozens of Dead in Yemen, and Blame Pointing in Both Directions

The New York Times quoted Jolien Veldwijk, CARE Yemen’s assistant country director in a story about recent airstrikes in the war-torn country. “These attacks literally came...

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