Press

Welcome to Promundo’s Press Page

What we can do for you

Promundo has been a trusted resource for journalists for more than 20 years on topics related to healthy masculinity and gender equality, with expertise across more than 55 countries.

We can arrange interviews with our in-house experts for your story. If you need a data point, we can pull one for you from our extensive in-house research library, which features insights from more than 40 countries. If we’re not the right match, we can connect you with a leader in the field from one of our nearly 100 partner organizations globally. 

Our experts and our work has been featured in BBCQuartz, The GuardianRefinery29Reuters, The New York TimesTeen Vogueand more. We can offer commentary across topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Harmful or toxic masculinity in politics
  • Men’s roles in abortion-seeking and sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Paternity and parental leave legislation
  • Workplace sexual harassment
  • Male partnership for gender equality
  • How to raise pro-feminist sons
  • Gender-based violence prevention
  • Corporate and brand responsibility when it comes to masculinity and gender equality

Meet some of our leading experts, who are available upon request, in addition to Promundo Global Consortium members in Brazil, Portugal, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Chile.

For press inquiries, contact: Alexa Hassink, Director of Marketing and Communications, Promundo-US at a.hassink@promundoglobal.org or +1-202-588-0061.

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Caption: A selection of media outlets that have featured Promundo’s work.

What drives us

Promundo is the global leader in understanding and building healthy masculinity and men’s partnership in achieving gender equality. Our goal is to create a more equal, caring, peaceful world, and we believe men need to be partners in this vision: caring and vulnerable, aware of power and privilege, accountable and actionable. Learn more about us and what we believe.

What we know

Globally, there are high levels of gender-based violence and discrimination, and gaps between men and women remain large at home, at work, and in public life. How we raise boys to be men has an enormous impact on if they will grow up to support gender equality, sexually harass, use violence, be involved fathers, and more. It impacts our personal lives, our politics, our careers, and our economies. That’s where we come in.

Our work and impact

We have conducted innovative research and hands-on programs in the United States and in more than 55 countries, and have nearly 100 partners around the world. Using innovative research approaches, we assess attitudes and behaviors to take the temperature on where individuals fall when it comes to healthy masculinity and gender equality. We ask a lot of questions from, “How do you feel about having a female boss?” to, “Did you change your last child’s diaper?” and more. 

Then, we use the results to design tailored, evidence-based programs: for teenagers, new parents, and individuals who have experienced trauma to help them to recognize, challenge, and change harmful gender stereotypes in their own lives and communities. Relying on local partnerships and a proven combination of critical reflection and skills-building, these programs have results: one evaluation found that men who participated were using 40% less violence, than those who hadn’t, up to two years later.

We use our global insights on what works, to drive impact broadly and at high levels. We co-coordinate a global campaign, MenCare, active in 55+ countries that has influenced parental leave policy debates from Brazil to the Netherlands and Washington, DC. We partner with workplaces to shift their culture, policies, and marketing campaigns. We work with education systems and ministries of health to take our global lessons and make it part of their business as usual, impacting nearly 10 million individuals since our founding in 1997.

Our programs and approaches have been named a “gold standard” for engaging men in gender equality and have informed and influenced the priorities of UN Women, UNFPA, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bilateral donors, corporations, national country governments and local and international non-governmental organizations. We were awarded the Luxembourg Peace Prize for 2019 Outstanding Peace Organization this year, as well as the Outstanding Advocate for Boys (APA 51).

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