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CARE takes a gender synchronized approach to advance gender equality. By working with both men and women, boys and girls, we aim to create long-lasting holistic change globally.

CARE has put gender equality and women's empowerment at the heart of its programming. Working to achieve this goal implies that there must be a shift in gender norms. In order to accomplish this, CARE has to work with men and boys as clients, partners, and allies. We seek to involve men and boys as part of the solution to gender inequality. We need to address men as allies who benefit from improved gender relations, not only a target group.

CARE Resources on Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality

Learning Brief Series


Since 2014, CARE has been reflecting upon and documenting its experiences and lessons learnt on engaging men and boys work. This has been an ongoing effort to capture key practices on engaging men and boys.

CARE Videos and Other Multimedia Resources


See a selection of videos, including case stories from Burundi, Rwanda, Mali and Nepal that tell stories of men engaged in gender work.

CARE Modules and Tools


For specific tools, training resources and strategy documents CARE developed on Engaging Men and Boys

CARE Research on Masculinities



See CARE's research from different countries on masculinities, and engaging men and boys - from the Balkans, to Rwanda and Sri Lanka.


Other Resources

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"All around the world there are men eager to learn how to support women and end violence. And All around the world there are women who are welcoming men as partners in the struggle for gender equality and non-violence" - Steven Botkin (Men's Resources International, USA)

Promising Practices


We are constantly looking across the globe to find new and innovative promising practices on engaging men and boys. We have provided a short list of promising programs around the globe. By clicking the link here (Promising Practices) or the header above, you will find program descriptions, and links to both the programs websites and recent publications.

Training Manuals


Many promising programs have training manuals to build global capacity for engaging men and boys. By following the link on the header above, you will be brought to a up to date list of many of the training manuals that focus on engaging men and boys. The criteria we used for identifying these documents include:
a) with an explicit focus on engaging men and boys for gender equality
b) are free and accessible online
c) published after the year 2000.

Key Readings


To get have a more in-depth look at the literature around engaging men and boys, please follow the link here (Key Readings) or click on the header above. These readings were complied based on a comprehensive review of the literature as being particularly important resources for engaging men and boys. We will continue to update this page as more up to date information becomes available.



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Engaging Men & Boys Working Group


The purpose of this working group is to share materials, best practices, questions, and general knowledge about how to engage men and boys in gender equality. We encourage you to share your knowledge with the group in order to help create more sustainable longer lasting programs. If you are interested in being in the working group, please send a request to dwu@care.org.