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Young Men, Masculinity and Wellbeing

Martin Robb, Sandy Ruxton, David Bartlett

This report summarizes the findings of a qualitative research study exploring young men’s experiences of masculinity and wellbeing, undertaken as an Open University research project in association with Promundo in Autumn 2016. The Open University (UK) was contracted by Promundo to explore the attitudes and experiences of young men in the United Kingdom, using focus…
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The Man Box: A Study on Being a Young Man in the US, UK, and Mexico

Brian Heilman, Gary Barker, Alexander Harrison

The Man Box report, launched by Promundo and Axe, Unilever’s leading male grooming brand, is a new study on young men’s attitudes, behaviors, and understandings of manhood. The research, conducted with a representative, random sample of young men aged 18 to 30 in the US, UK, and Mexico, reveals that most men still feel pushed…
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The Man Box: A Study on Being a Young Man in the US, UK, and Mexico – Key Findings

Brian Heilman, Gary Barker, Alexander Harrison

The Man Box report, launched by Promundo and Axe, Unilever’s leading male grooming brand, is a new study on young men’s attitudes, behaviors, and understandings of manhood. The research, conducted with a representative, random sample of young men aged 18 to 30 in the US, UK, and Mexico, reveals that most men still feel pushed…
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Images of Fatherhood: Summary

Rutgers, Promundo

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…
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The Link Between Men’s Zero-sum Gender Beliefs and Mental Health: Findings from Chile and Croatia

Joel Y. Wong, Elyssa M. Klann, Nataša Bijelić, Francisco Aguayo

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…
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State of Involved and Nonviolent Fatherhood in Portugal

Sofia José Santos, Cristina Veríssimo, Maria Neto, Tatiana Moura, Alexandre De Sousa Carvalho, Bárbara Guimarães

Involving men in fatherhood and caregiving has enormous potential to transform the lives of men and women in Portugal and around the world. With this in mind, State of Involved and Nonviolent Fatherhood in Portugal presents the current state of fatherhood in Portugal and provides recommendations for policymakers, decision-makers, employers, health professionals, and educators on how to…
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Men and Gender Equality in the Republic of Moldova: IMAGES in Moldova

Women’s Law Center, Center for Investigation and Consultation "SocioPolis"

This report presents results from the “Men and Gender Equality in the Republic of Moldova” study, based on the methodology of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) and conducted by the Women’s Law Center and the Center for Investigation and Consultation “SocioPolis.”

Caring for Equality

Promundo, World Vision

Prenatal sex selection—choosing to continue or terminate a pregnancy based on the baby’s sex—is a blatant form of gender-based violence. This manual, developed by World Vision Armenia, Promundo, and MenCare, is designed to work with youth and couples in Armenia to critically examine, question, and transform the underlying social norms that contribute to this harmful…
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Understanding Young Men and Masculinities in the Balkans: Implications for Health, Development, and Peace

Gary Barker, Piotr Pawlak

This literature review examines the health behaviors and livelihood challenges faced by young men aged 15 to 25 in Southeastern Europe. It provides an analysis of gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, substance abuse and mental health, and experiences of violence among young men in the region, with a particular focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia,…
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Risk Factors for Men’s Lifetime Perpetration of Physical Violence against Intimate Partners: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Eight Countries

Paul J. Fleming, Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Matthew Morton, Ruti Levtov, Brian Heilman, Gary Barker

Using data from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), this paper examines men’s lifetime physical intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration across eight low- and middle-income countries, to better understand key risk factors that interventions can target in order to promote gender equality and reduce IPV.

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