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Cool Your Head, Man: Preventing gender based violence in favelas

Gary Barker

Gary Barker presents results from an action-research project that sought to identify more gender-equitable young men in a low income setting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where violence against women was common. The research identified factors that may have contributed to the young men’s alternative values and were incorporated into a community intervention that seeks…
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Children, Adolescents and their Support Systems

Irene Nizzini, Gary Barker

This is an overview of the debates and discussions from the international seminar on Studying and Strengthening Community based Support for Families, Children and Young People – National and International Perspectives that took place in Rio de Janeiro in September 2001.

Children are opportunities, not risks

Irene Nizzini, Gary Barker, Neide Cassaniga

This report presents three case studies of community-based initiatives in Brazil that focus on promotion and development of all children and adolescents, not considering them as risks but as opportunities.

What about boys?

Gary Barker

A literature review carried out for the WHO on adolescent boys and health from a gender perspective.

Boys in the picture

Gary Barker

This report explores the impact of gender socialization on the health of boys.

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