This paper addresses two crucial issues in the health and development of adolescents – firstly, what sources of social support are available to them in their communities; and secondly, within the possible sources of support available to them, whom do they turn to for support and why.
Once Upon a Boy is a no-words cartoon video that tells the story of a boy and his experiences growing up, including peer pressure, his first sexual relationship, his first job, and becoming a father. The video is designed to engage young men, educators, and health professionals in critical reflections about rigid models of masculinities…continue reading
In 2005, the Promundo team traveled throughout Brazil, South America, South and Southeast Asia, Central America, and various locations in Sub-Saharan Africa with the objective of working with partner organizations to adapt and implement methodologies developed by the institution. Among its various activities during this period, Promundo, in collaboration with other organizations, created the MenEngage…continue reading
This report contributes to the growing interest in male gender and masculinity issues as they relate to development policy and practice. It adds insights into questions such as: How do gender constructs negatively affect men and how do these issues vary across countries and cultures? Given the extent of gender disadvantages still faced by women,…continue reading
This chapter illustrates how gender represents a complex interplay of contextual and individual factors, which create advantages and disadvantages for both young women and young men in terms of sexuality and related health issues. It applies an ecological model to emphasize how gender norms, as they relate to sexual behavior, are internalized by the individual through an…continue reading
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,…continue reading
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.)
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.
A literature review carried out for the WHO on adolescent boys and health from a gender perspective.