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…continue reading
Refugee women and children face specific risks and their needs are, quite rightly, highlighted and addressed by the humanitarian community. The situation and specific needs of single male refugees is often less understood; this report aims to address this information gap. With a focus on the situation in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Greece, it provides…continue reading
The report Being a Man in Maputo: Masculinities, Poverty, and Violence in Mozambique presents the results of the adaptation of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Maputo, Mozambique. The study examines the connections between masculinities, gender norms, violent and nonviolent practices, and urban violence, and its findings seek to inform governmental and nongovernmental actors in…continue reading
This brief outlines findings from the qualitative, time-series impact evaluation of the Living Peace intervention piloted by Promundo in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Living Peace program targeted the husbands of women who had experienced conflict-related rape and intimate partner violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), helping men and their partners develop…continue reading
This brief outlines approaches to reducing violence against women through psychological interventions targeting men. The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), in partnership with the World Bank Group, has funded several studies in East and Central Africa that target men and local gender norms, including the Living Peace intervention piloted by Promundo in Democratic Republic of…continue reading
This report presents the findings of a qualitative, time-series evaluation that assessed the impact on intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention of a pilot intervention program called Living Peace, which targeted the husbands of women who had experienced conflict-related rape and IPV in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The impact evaluation was conducted in…continue reading
The report “This isn’t the life for you”: Masculinities and Nonviolence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil presents the results of the adaptation of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Rio de Janeiro. The study focuses on gender, masculinities, and nonviolence in the context of urban violence, covering the interactions between violence in…continue reading
This story of change pulls out the main findings and recommendations from Living Peace: EMERGE Case Study, which focuses on the work of Living Peace in DRC. This initiative provides support through group therapy for men (and their partners) to reduce sexual and gender-based violence and promote equitable gender norms.
Conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has caused millions of people to lose their lives, suffer displacement or become the victims or perpetrators of violence. Although there has been a spotlight on sexual violence as a weapon of war, much less attention has been given to the psychological impact of conflict on both…continue reading
Living Peace is reaching thousands of men and women, including military, police, health workers, and religious leaders, to prevent violence and create sustainable peace in North and South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Watch the full film, Living Peace: The Story of Abby and Kyalu, here.