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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, … continue reading

Engendering Men: A Collaborative Review of Evidence on Men and Boys in Social Change and Gender Equality

IDS, Promundo, Sonke Gender Justice

“Engendering Men: Evidence on Routes to Gender Equality” (EMERGE) is a two-year project to build an open repository of accessible evidence and lessons for working with boys and men to promote gender equality. A consortium of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Promundo-US and Sonke Gender Justice collaborates in gathering, reviewing, synthesizing and disseminating evidence for … continue reading

Transforming gender roles in domestic and caregiving work: preliminary findings from engaging fathers in maternal, newborn, and child health in Rwanda

Kate Doyle, Jane Kato-Wallace, Shamsi Kazimbaya, Gary Barker

This article draws on Promundo and RWAMREC’s programmatic experiences in Rwanda of implementing MenCare+, a gender transformative approach to engaging young and adult men (ages 15–35) in caregiving, maternal, newborn, and child health, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. It presents initial results from fathers’ groups with more than 600 men, including the impact of … continue reading

International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) Background and Key Findings

Promundo, ICRW

This report presents background information and key findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), the most comprehensive survey carried out to date on men’s attitudes and practices on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality – as well as women’s opinions and reports of their own experiences.

A Study of Gender, Masculinities and Reintegration of Former Combatants in Rwanda: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

Henny Slegh, Angela Jansen, Gary Barker, Kate Doyle

This report presents results from IMAGES conducted in the Mutobo Demobilization and Reintegration Center in Rwanda by Promundo and partners during October 2013 and January 2014.

The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape?

Brian Heilman, Luciana Hebert, Nastasia Paul-Gera

This report presents an overview of five study sites of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), presents findings related to men’s self-reported perpetration of sexual violence, investigates seven domains of possible influences on men’s sexual violence perpetration and provides actionable lessons and recommendations. The International Center for Research on Women conducted this analysis … continue reading

Gender Relations, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and the Effects of Conflict on Women and Men in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

Promundo, Sonke Gender Justice

This report presents the complete results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) conducted by Promundo, Sonke Gender Justice, and Institut Supérieur du Lac in Goma, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Annual Report 2013

Promundo

In 2013, Promundo collaborated with the World Bank to perform an in-depth analysis of IMAGES data, revealing key findings on predictors of men’s use of violence and promising prevention strategies. With a deeper understanding of what contributes to violence, and importantly, what contributes to caring and nonviolence, Promundo is working across our country offices and … continue reading

Promoting Healthy Relationships and HIV/STI Prevention for Young Men: Positive Findings from an Intervention Study in Brazil

Promundo

Certain male gender norms, or social expectations about how men should behave, have been shown to promote HIV risk and related behaviors, such as partner violence. There is growing evidence of the importance and success of engaging men and explicitly addressing gender dynamics in HIV/AIDS and violence prevention initiatives. This report highlights results from an evaluation … continue reading

Engaging Men, Changing Gender Norms: Directions for Gender-Transformative Action

Promundo, UNFPA, MenEngage, Sonke Gender Justice Network

This MenEngage-UNFPA advocacy brief explores the importance of changing social norms related to men’s ideas and behaviors and examines several questions: Can men support gender equality and learn to live gender-equitable lives? Can men transform the ideas and practices they associate with manhood? Can the spheres where men and boys are socialized and often learn … continue reading