This “Images of Fatherhood” summary highlights results from the Dutch research report ‘Visies op vaderschap’ – research conducted by Rutgers in partnership with Promundo, as a part of MenCare, a global fatherhood campaign. The report summarizes a study carried out through an online survey among a representative group of Dutch fathers with children aged 0–13. Most questions…continue reading
Watch this two-minute animation to learn how you can start reimagining a world free from gender-based violence, using lessons from the MenCare+ program. The film was produced by Rutgers and Promundo, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
This report presents the state of fatherhood in Brazil, focusing on areas including sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, men’s health, violence against women and children, employment, public policies, civil society initiatives, economics, and same-sex couples. It also seeks to map the efforts and actors that have contributed to fostering engaged fatherhood on the national level,…continue reading
Zero-sum gender beliefs (ZSGBs) refer to the perception that the advancement of a gender outgroup’s rights (e.g., women’s rights) would be at the expense of a gender ingroup’s rights (e.g., men’s rights). Although it seems obvious that men’s ZSGBs could be harmful to women, the authors of this study propose that such beliefs are ultimately…continue reading
Strengthening CSO-Government Partnerships to Scale Up Approaches to Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and SRHR is a tool for action developed by Promundo, UNFPA, and the MenEngage Alliance. The tool provides guidance on best practices to promote strong partnerships between civil society organizations and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender equality and sexual…continue reading
Programme Ra – named after Rajol, the word for man in Arabic – is the first adaptation of Promundo’s Program H in the Middle East. Programme Ra was adapted for the Lebanese context with ABAAD–Resource Center for Gender Equality in order to promote discussion about gender with young men living in Lebanon – including host and refugee communities. Developed…continue reading
The MenCare Parental Leave Platform presents 10 ways to leave gender inequality behind and give our children the care they need. MenCare is calling on governments and employers to adopt equal leave policies for both parents that are well-paid, non-transferable, and adequate in length. These policies have proven to be some of the most effective in encouraging men’s…continue reading
In 2015 we began a three-year initiative to work with partners, including UN Women, across the Middle East to carry out the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in four Middle Eastern countries, providing a more nuanced understanding of men and gender equality in the region. Together with the MenCare campaign, which we co-coordinate,…continue reading
This report reviews regional policies, action plans, and impact-evaluated programs that engage men in the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It provides evidence regarding efforts in the LAC region to prevent and eradicate all forms of VAWG used by men, and it outlines…continue reading
True gender equality won’t be reached until men are taking on 50% of the childcare and domestic work. Hear from children how paid, equal, non-transferable leave for all parents can benefit us all. Learn more about the MenCare Parental Leave Platform here.