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Three traditional Armenian dolls stand side-by-side.

Caring for Equality: Ending Prenatal Sex Selection in Armenia

March 23, 2015

Prenatal sex selection – choosing to continue or terminate a pregnancy based on the baby’s sex – is a blatant form of gender-based violence. In Armenia, inequalities that contribute to this practice often persist in the home: in these cases, sons may be viewed as assets in the household, and daughters considered liabilities. To prevent…
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Five young men in casual clothing sit on a bench outside in the Balkans.

Understanding Young Men and Masculinities in the Balkans: Implications for Heath, Development, and Peace

March 18, 2015

Promundo and CARE recently released a literature review examining the health behaviors and livelihood challenges faced by young men aged 15 to 25 in Southeastern Europe. The review, entitled Understanding Young Men and Masculinities in the Balkans: Implications for Heath, Development, and Peace, provides an analysis of gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, substance abuse…
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Mary Robbins

Promundo’s Mary Robbins nominated as UN Women Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment

March 17, 2015

UN Women’s EmpowerWomen.org platform recently announced its nomination of Promundo’s Mary Robbins as a “Global Community Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment.” One of 60 nominees, Mary was chosen from more than 600 applicants worldwide who advocated for women’s economic empowerment during a month-long online rally. Throughout the month, applicants were encouraged to engage through social…
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