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International Director Gary Barker speaks at the United Nations’ HeForShe launch to mobilize men and boys for gender equality

October 2, 2014

“This world gets better when we embrace lives of equality with our sisters and our partners and our daughters every single day.” On September 20, Promundo’s International Director Gary Barker spoke at the launch of UN Women’s HeForShe campaign, which aims to mobilize thousands of men and boys around the world as advocates for gender…
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MenCare+ Brazil organizes workshops with male perpetrators of violence in Rio de Janeiro

October 1, 2014

As part of the MenCare+ Brazil project (“+Pai” in Portuguese), Instituto Noos and Promundo are organizing gender-reflective groups with male perpetrators of violence against intimate partners and women using a responsibility-based approach. Instituto Noos has been working in this field since 1999, seeking to build a culture of peace and promote gender equality. The methodology…
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Promundo launches children’s book to promote gender-equitable education for boys and girls in Morro dos Prazeres

October 1, 2014

This publication was created by groups of girls residing in Morro dos Prazeres, Brazil. Kicking Little Rocks (“Chutando Pedrinhas” in Portuguese) is a new children’s book that addresses the relationship between a father and his daughter and how certain gender norms and expectations limit the daughter’s desires and dreams. Through dialogue and affection, the father…
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Fatherhood and Economic Crisis: Transformations and Challenges

October 1, 2014

Teresa Maneca Lima, Researcher at Promundo-Europe, and Sofia José Santos, Communications Coordinator at Promundo-Europe Throughout the world today fatherhood is lived in a different way than it was a few decades ago. A new attitude, based on a greater involvement in family and children’s issues, is assumed and desired by many men and fathers. Although…
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Interview with Douglas Mendoza

October 1, 2014

Douglas Mendoza Urrutia has a master’s degree in Public Policy and Social Programs from the Central American University of Nicaragua. He is a regional coordinator of the MenEngage Alliance in Latin America and coordinates the training team at the Puntos de Encuentro Foundation, where he also co-coordinates the MenCare campaign in Nicaragua. A social educator…
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