ICYMI: 2020’s Top Conversations on Masculinities, Featuring Promundo’s Work

Featuring conversations that shed light on key data, evidence-based approaches, and action steps to build healthy masculinity and achieve gender equality.

Happy end of the year! As we wrap up 2020, we reflect on a year in which, despite uncertainties and setbacks, Promundo and partner’s research, programs, and advocacy work have positively contributed to ever-growing conversations around healthy masculinities and gender equality in the media.

Over the last year, Promundo and partners have supported evolving narratives when it comes to envisioning the future of gender policy; rethinking how employers can support parents and caregivers at work; shedding more light on the psychology of men’s sexual harassment; presenting a way forward for male partnership for gender equality; and more.

We have highlighted a featured article for each month of 2020, mentioning Promundo and our initiatives:

January: Apolitical quotes Margaret Greene, Promundo Senior Advisor for Gender and Health, in “The 2020 Vision for Gender Policy.” (And don’t miss El Tiempo’s coverage of Instituto Promundo’s partnership with Uber, or the piece in Motherly “Parental Leave Alone Won’t Fix the Income Gender Gap — but Here’s What Does,” featuring State of the World’s Fathers).

February: Forbes highlights the Paternity Leave Corporate Task Force in “What Employers Can Do to Help Fathers Flourish.” (And take a look at The Telegraph’s piece “8 Things Men Can Do to Show They’re Really Allies With Women,” sharing findings from the So, You Want To Be A Male Ally For Gender Equality? report).

March: The Guardian mentions Promundo in “We All Benefit From a More Gender-Equal Society. Even Men.”

April: The New York Times cites the research from the State of the World’s Fathers 2019 report in “Alexis Ohanian: Paternity Leave Was Crucial After the Birth of My Child, and Every Father Deserves It.”

May: Reuters cites data from the Understanding Masculinities: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) — Middle East and North Africa report in “Egypt TV Show Aired During Ramadan Under Fire for Insulting Women.”

June: BBC highlights the partnership between Promundo and Rwandan Men’s Resource Centre (RWAMREC) and the Bandebereho program in the video story “Dad School: How to Be a Better Father.” (And check out the piece on Mashable, “How to Raise Boys So They’re Comfortable With Their Emotions,” and on Forbes, “New Research Indicates Top-Rated TV Content Created For Boys Reinforces Male Stereotypes,” both showcasing new research from the Global Boyhood Initiative).

July: The Washington Post cites data from the Understanding Masculinities: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) — Middle East and North Africa report in “Egypt’s Women Are Rising up Against Sexual Violence. Others Are Still Being Jailed for TikToks.” (And check out “Stop Relying on Working Moms To Handle Everything” in Scary Mommy, which shares research from the Caring Under COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is — and Is Not — Changing Unpaid Care and Domestic Work Responsibilities in the United States report).

August: The Science Times shares insights from Harmful Masculinities Among Younger Men in Three Countries: Psychometric Study of the Man Box Scale in “Men With More Stereotypical Masculine Views Are More Likely to Suffer Mental Illness.”

September: Financial Times quotes Gary Barker, Promundo President & CEO, on the troubling, mainstreaming of radical ideas in “Men Who Hate Women by Laura Bates — Gender Warfare.”

October: Mashable cites data from the Masculinities and COVID-19: Making the Connections report and quotes Gary in “Trump Is Desperate to Seem Manly. It’s Hurting Us All.”

November: Euronews shares a piece authored by Gary and Shamsi Kazimbaya, Promundo Senior Program Officer, highlighting Promundo and RWAMREC’s partnership in “To Understand Healthy Masculinity, Look to Africa.”

December: Harvard Business Review cites data from the Helping Dads Care report in “I’m a CEO and a Working Dad. Here’s What I Wish I Did Differently.”/masc: Conversations on Modern Masculinity

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