Promundo in the Press: May 2017

Welcome to “Promundo in the Press,” a monthly recap of media that mention Promundo or MenCare, the global fatherhood campaign that Promundo co-coordinates. We know that in order to create a truly equal, nonviolent world in which men and boys are allies in the fight for gender justice, we need to spread the word. Here are the top 15 featured articles from May:

  1. The Guardian profiles Promundo’s International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) research in “Majority of men in Middle East survey believe a woman’s place is in the home.”
  2. On BBC World TV, Promundo Senior Fellow Shereen El Feki is interviewed in “Only one in four Middle East men backs equality, study suggests.”
  3. Mashable highlights Promundo’s Man Box report in “Even Axe and its body spray are starting to question macho stereotypes.”
  4. Reuters covers Promundo’s IMAGES MENA research in “Men in the Middle East slow to embrace gender equality: study.”
  5. In Devex, Promundo President and CEO Gary Barker is interviewed for “Why include men and boys in the fight for gender equality?”
  6. The Economist covers the IMAGES MENA research in “The sorry state of Arab men.”
  7. CNN highlights the IMAGES MENA report in “UN gender equality report gives insight into Arab male identity.”
  8. Huffington Post covers Axe’s new campaign, informed by Promundo’s Man Box research, in “Axe’s Powerful New Commercial Questions What It Means To Be A Man.”
  9. iNews ran an article by Promundo’s Gary Barker titled, “The truth about Arab men and equality for women.”
  10. Girls’ Globe features an article by Promundo’s Alexa Hassink, titled “Young Women May Be Driving Gender Equality in the Middle East and North Africa.”
  11. Refinery29 interviewed Promundo’s Gary Barker for the piece, “Does Trump’s Paid-Leave Policy Go Far Enough?”
  12. International Business Times features the IMAGES MENA research in “A woman’s place is in the home, say majority of surveyed men in the Middle East.”
  13. Mic covers Promundo’s Man Box research in “Axe’s latest campaign shows why fragile masculinity is even more repellant than B.O. could ever be.”
  14. Oxfam’s Policy and Practice blog features an article by Promundo’s Jane Kato-Wallace titled “Why men matter in closing the caregiving divide.”
  15. Huffington Post features a piece on Promundo’s IMAGES MENA research titled, “Shattering Stereotypes In The Arab Region: For Women And For Men.”
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