This toolkit aims to develop reflection activities regarding gender equality in the context of conditional cash transfer programs for professionals and community leaders involved with the beneficiaries of these programs.
This booklet was written for the beneficiaries of the Bolsa Família Program, a conditional cash transfer program in Brazil. It addresses the relations between men and women, the division of housework and care work, inequalities, and violence.
The benefits of women’s economic empowerment are well-known and documented in the development literature. Few studies and interventions, however, have explored how men react or can be engaged to enhance such interventions. This article presents an evaluation of a pilot project in Rwanda in collaboration with CARE Rwanda’s Village Savings and Loan (VSL) programme that…continue reading
This review explores the evidence base on the role of men and boys in advancing women’s agency. It examines the literature on gender norms and their influence on attitudes and behaviors, including men’s use of violence against women, and explores the benefits of gender equality and women’s agency for men. It presents results from the…continue reading
This manual provides group education sessions for engaging men as allies in women’s economic empowerment. It emerges from experiences, in Rwanda and elsewhere, that women’s economic empowerment works, but that it can be made to work better and to achieve even more movement toward equality when men are deliberately engaged as allies.