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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LS: Why Men Box 1 New
We’re training men to help bring an end to violence against women.
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Help us celebrate all the fathers who are making a difference.
LS: Why Men Box 3
We advocate for gender equality in U.S. foreign assistance programs.
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LS: Youth Empowerment Box 5 v2
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
PBS Newshour: ‘It’s been such a long time since I’ve ever seen a flower’: Life in a Syrian refugee camp
PBS Newshour featured CARE’s work at Azraq camp in Jordan, which accommodates over 50,000 Syrian refugees that seek asylum and employment.
Jolien Veldwijk, CARE Yemen’s assistant country director of CARE, was featured on NBC Nightly News in a segment about the limited access of humanitarian aid in Yemen after a...
The New York Times quoted Jolien Veldwijk, CARE’s acting country director, in a story about the war in Yemen and the recent attack on its main port city from a Saudi-led c
Shondaland, the pioneering storytelling company by television producer, Shonda Rhimes, highlighted CARE’s work to eradicate poverty and promote development through the emp
The Associated Press quoted Wouter Schaap, CARE’s country director in Syria, in a story about the challenges of displacement amid recent airstrikes in the rebel-held Idlib...
Michelle Nunn, CARE’s president and CEO and Sally Yates, former acting U.S Attorney General appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss CARE’s 16
PBS NewsHour.org featured Bushra Aldukhainah, a CARE Yemen area manager, in a story about the war in Yemen where 75% of the country is in need of
NPR’s Morning Edition featured an interview with Bushra Aldukhainah, a CARE Yemen regional manager,
Bushra Aldukhaniah, a Yemeni CARE staffer, shared her horrific tale of fleeing airstrikes in her native Yemen on stage at the Women in the World Summit. “I cannot forget that...