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Youth and the Field of Countering Violent Extremism: Executive Summary

Marc Sommers

Although most youth are peaceful, the overwhelming majority of people who become violent extremists are youth — and most are male youth. The lack of clarity about the fraction of youth populations vulnerable to violent extremism makes the practice of countering or preventing entrance into a violent extremist organization (VEO) an exceptionally challenging endeavor. The…
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Masculine Norms and Men’s Health: Making the Connections: Executive Summary

Cody Ragonese, Tim Shand, Gary Barker

What are the links between masculine norms and men’s health outcomes globally? What implications do these links have for efforts to improve men’s health – alongside efforts to improve the health of women and children – and as part of broader efforts to create healthier, thriving societies? This new report provides an overview of the…
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Exploring Male Engagement in Premarital Abortion: Perceptions and Lived Experiences of Young Women and Men in New Delhi, India

Promundo, International Center for Research on Women

In India, unsafe abortion is the third leading cause of maternal death, and it contributes 8% to all such deaths every year. Even though unmarried women in India have the legal right to abortion, they face challenges because of the secrecy, shame, and stigma associated with premarital sex and abortion, in addition to difficulties accessing services…
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Momentum Toward Equality: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Tanzania: Executive Summary

Ruti Levtov, Kristina Vlahovicova, Gary Barker, Ellen Stiefvater, Lugano Daimon, Aroldia D. Mulokozi

In Tanzania, the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) provided new data and insights to understand how men’s and women’s gendered attitudes, behaviors, and norms impact a range of well-being and development outcomes. It explored themes from sexual and reproductive health to caregiving, violence, laws and policies, and more. The study combined an in-depth household…
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Momentum Toward Equality: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Tanzania

Ruti Levtov, Kristina Vlahovicova, Gary Barker, Ellen Stiefvater, Lugano Daimon, Aroldia D. Mulokozi

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is one of the most comprehensive household studies carried out around the world on men’s and women’s attitudes and practices on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality. In Tanzania, IMAGES provided new data and insights to understand how men’s and women’s gendered attitudes, behaviors, and…
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Understanding the Business Case for Gender Equality in the Workplace

UN Women, Promundo

This guidance note draws upon the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) and other data sources and case studies from the region to explore the business case for gender equality in the workplace. The document aims to provide action-oriented steps and guidance on how business leaders – the…
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Understanding How to Engage Men in Gender-Transformative Approaches to End Violence Against Women

Promundo, UN Women

This guidance note draws data and recommendations from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) on the topic of engaging men in gender-transformative approaches to end violence against women. It provides actionable steps and guidance on how civil society partners and United Nations actors can design and…
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Understanding How to Promote Men’s Caregiving to Advance Gender Equality

UN Women, Promundo

This guidance note draws data and recommendations from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) on the topic of promoting men’s caregiving to advance gender equality. It provides actionable steps and guidance on how civil society partners and United Nations actors can design and adapt programming and influence…
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Understanding How to Engage Young Men in Gender Equality

UN Women, Promundo

This guidance note draws data and recommendations from International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) on the topic of engaging young men in advancing gender equality. It provides actionable steps and guidance on how civil society partners and United Nations actors can design and adapt programming and influence…
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Understanding How to Raise Kids More Gender-Equitably

Promundo, UN Women

This guidance note draws data and recommendations from International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) on the topic of raising children more gender-equitably. It provides actionable steps and guidance on how civil society partners and United Nations actors can design and adapt programming and influence a policy environment to…
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