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How do we know if men have changed? Promoting and measuring attitude change with young men: lessons from Program H in Latin America

Gary Barker, Marcos Nascimento, Márcio Segundo, Julie Pulerwitz

This article presents findings from the Gender-Equitable Men (GEM) Scale and lessons from Program H in Latin America. It concludes that, given the short timescale of many interventions with young men, it is often unrealistic to expect changes in behavior, and difficult to measure such change. The GEM Scale thus provides a potentially more sensitive…
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Young Men and the Construction of Masculinity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for HIV/AIDS, Conflict, and Violence

Gary Barker, Christine Ricardo

Based on a literature review and qualitative research carried out in four countries, this report examines the role of gender for young men in Africa, particularly as it relates to HIV/AIDS, conflict, and violence.

Annual Report 2004

Promundo

In 2004, Promundo’s programmatic mission was reformulated to prioritize the development, evaluation, and dissemination of social technologies. Among the year’s activities, Promundo led the formation of Program H’s Alliance H (Alianca H), a global alliance of organizations that seek the promotion of gender equity among youth. Promundo also developed two new complimentary projects: Project D,…
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Annual Report 2003

Promundo

In 2003, Promundo passed through a period of growth and restructuring. The accelerated growth of the institution in terms of projects, staff, and budget increased the volume of work and the complexity of the administrative and management needs. Further support was given to coordinators in technical areas (youth, gender and health, and families and communities.)

Men, Gender-based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Promundo, Instituto Noos

This report presents results from a qualitative and quantitative study with men (15-60 years old) in Rio de Janeiro on gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health. The study was one of the first in Brazil that looked at men, gender and violence.

Caretaking Without Violence, Everyone Can!

Gary Barker, Irene Rizzini

This practical guide for families and communities presents proposals for violence-free education. Divided in three modules, it includes methods for the prevention of intra-family violence, the promotion of child development, and the rights of children and adolescents, including group work techniques, bibliographical references, websites, and organizations working to end violence.

Guy to Guy Project: Engaging young men in violence prevention and in sexual and reproductive health – Rio de Janeiro

Gary Barker, Marcos Nascimento, Soraya Oliveira, Dario Carodova, Eliza Fernandes, Bebhinn Ni Dhonail

This report presents Promundo’s experience on engaging young men in gender violence prevention and in the promotion of sexual health with stakeholders and leaders of low income communities in Rio de Janeiro.

Program H: Working with Young Men

Promundo, ECOS, Instituto Papai, Salud y Género

The Program H manual includes approximately 70 activities to carry out group work with young men (ages 15 to 24) on gender, sexuality, reproductive health, fatherhood and caregiving, violence prevention, emotional health, drug use, and preventing and living with HIV and AIDS.

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.