Promundo in the Press: January 2019

Welcome to “Promundo in the Press,” a monthly recap of media that mention Promundo or MenCare, the global fatherhood campaign that Promundo co-coordinates. We know that in order to create a truly equal, nonviolent world in which men and boys are allies in the fight for gender justice, we need to spread the word. Here are the top 10 featured articles from January:

1. Forbes interviews Gary Barker, President and CEO of Promundo, on the topic of modern manhood in “The Future of Masculinity: Overcoming Stereotypes.”

2. CNN cites data from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) in “Egypt’s #MeToo Moment Targets Street Harassment.”

3. ALIGN amplifies partner and staff voices, including quotes from Promundo’s Shamsi Kazmbaya and Gary Barker, in “Highlights From Promundo convening: Getting Men to Care and State of the World’s Fathers 2019 Report Meeting.”

4. Conscious Company Media shares quotes from Promundo’s Gary Barker, Giovanna Lauro, Jane Kato-Wallace, and Ruti Levtov in “Toxic Masculinity Is Having a Moment. Here’s What It Is and Who It Hurts.”

5. People quotes Promundo’s Gary Barker on men’s caregiving in “Men Have 30 More Minutes of Leisure Time Than Women – and They’re Spending It All on TV.”

6. PreventConnect shares Promundo’s Brian Heilman’s presentation on gender-transformative programming in “Re-Envisioning Community Norms: Social Norms Change as a Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Strategy.”

7. Mashable cites Promundo’s Gary Barker in “The Masculinity Revolution Is a Quiet One. Don’t Trust Its Loudest Critics.”

8. Georgetown Publc Policy Revie cites IMAGES Tanzania data in “Why Male Inclusion in Female Advancement Matters for International Development.”

9. GQ Brasil highlights Promundo-Brasil’s work in “Está Na Hora Do Pai ‘Assumir o Papel De Quem Dá Carinho’” [translated, “It’s Time for Fathers to ‘Take on the Role of Giving Affection’”].

10. Cosmopolitan France quotes Promundo’s Gary Barker on the connections between masculine norms and violence in “C’est Quoi La Masculinité Toxique?” [translated, “What is Toxic Masculinity?”].


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