This article examines the rationale for working with men and boys for gender equality; describes key findings from multi-country studies – including IMAGES – about the relationship between notions of masculinities and men’s gender-related practices; documents key principles guiding much gender equality work with men and boys; identifies emerging strategies and proposes key next steps to…continue reading
In August, Promundo and partners participated in the Sixth Symposium on Fatherhood, Singularities and Public Policies: Fatherhood and Care (“VI Simpósio Paternidades, Singularidades e Políticas Públicas: Paternidade e Cuidado,” in Portuguese) to celebrate Fatherhood Appreciation Month in Brazil. Topics such as advances in the involvement of fathers in the health care system were discussed during…continue reading
At the end of May, days before the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil, Promundo launched a campaign to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. The launch coincides with the increased vulnerability of children and adolescents to sexual exploitation during major sporting events like the World Cup. However, Promundo intends to take…continue reading
This mixed method study explores which men are more involved in caregiving, and what childhood and adulthood factors influence their level of involvement. This is an Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 2014, copyright Taylor & Francis.
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
We are starting 2014 on the right foot! This is the first edition of Promundo News and we already have an exciting announcement: Promundo has opened a European office in Coimbra, Portugal. The new “Promundo-Europe” delegation aims to extend our research on masculinities and gender relations within the context of the current European financial and…continue reading
The gender equality agenda has long discussed the unequal burden of care work for women and girls. But this debate has seldom focused on how to create the conditions necessary for men and boys to do more care work and be part of a global effort to value care work, regardless of who carries it…continue reading
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
This MenEngage-UNFPA advocacy brief explores ideas on how to transform sport – an important part of the lives of most boys and many men – to encourage gender equitable attitudes and behaviors, to end harmful forms of masculinity, and to transform masculinity in positive ways.
This MenEngage-UNFPA advocacy brief explores how to engage men and boys in preventing and responding to sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. Both the prevention of such violence and the quality of responses when it has occurred will be greatly enhanced by understanding men’s varied relations to this violence and by engaging men at…continue reading