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COVID-19 and Masculinities in Global Perspective: Reflections From Promundo’s Research and Activism

Gary Barker, Stephen Burrell, Sandy Ruxton

COVID-19 has affected individuals and communities in gendered ways. A spike in men’s violence against women has been documented in multiple settings. Women have faced disproportionate job losses in many countries. Men have died at higher rates from COVID-19 for both biological and social causes. Masculinist responses by some national leaders and men’s lower propensity…
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Putting Fathers’ Care to Work: Landscape Report on Working Fathers’ Uptake of Parental Leave (2020)

This landscape report, produced by the Parental Leave Corporate Task Force, reviews current research on access to and uptake of parental leave by working fathers—and identifies barriers that keep fathers from taking more leave. Drawing from recent research from academia, civil society organizations, multilateral development institutions, and business and trade associations, Putting Fathers’ Care to Work includes…
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The State of America’s Boys: An Urgent Case for a More Connected Boyhood

Michael C. Reichert, Joseph Derrick Nelson

The State of America’s Boys: An Urgent Case for a More Connected Boyhood presents research and expert perspectives and investigates what it is about boyhood that too often plants the seed for destructive and self-defeating behavior – why open and authentic boys may become more guarded, cynical, and disconnected as they grow. It points to the…
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Masculinities and COVID-19: Making the Connections

Sandy Ruxton, Stephen Burrell

Masculinities and COVID-19: Making the Connections provides an evidence-based overview of key issues in relation to men, masculinities, and COVID-19, setting these within a gendered approach. It explores the impact of COVID-19 on men and women in different social groups and sets out principles and recommendations for policymakers and other decision-makers to take masculinities into…
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Men, Women, and Gender Relations in Georgia: Public Perceptions and Attitudes

Deboleena Rakshit, Ruti Levtov

The report presents key findings of the 2019 research on gender perceptions in Georgian society, comparing them with the results of a similar study carried out in 2013. The research was conducted in partnership with the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) of Georgia, based on the International Men and Gender Equality…
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Breaking Free From Boyhood Stereotypes: Action Steps for Content Creators

“Breaking Free From Boyhood Stereotypes: Action Steps for Content Creators” was developed by Promundo in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University and the Kering Foundation, in collaboration with Scholars & Storytellers, and Plan International USA. Boys receive — and absorb — harmful stereotypical messages about what…
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If He Can See It, Will He Be It? Representations of Masculinity in Boys’ Television

Promundo, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Kering Foundation

“If He Can See It, Will He Be It? Representations of Masculinity in Boys’ Television” was developed through a collaboration among Promundo, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University, and the Kering Foundation. The report analyzes how men are represented on screen, in the most popular boys’ television. The…
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Breaking Free From Boyhood Stereotypes: Action Steps for Parents

“Breaking Free From Boyhood Stereotypes: Action Steps for Parents” was developed by Promundo in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University and the Kering Foundation, in collaboration with Scholars & Storytellers, and Plan International USA.  Boys receive — and absorb — harmful stereotypical messages about what it…
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Staying-at-Home with our Sons: Fostering Healthy Masculinity in Challenging Times

Gary Barker, Brian Heilman, Michael Reichert

Staying-at-Home with our Sons: Fostering Healthy Masculinity in Challenging Times, a new report by Promundo and the Kering Foundation, summarizes the findings from a national survey of parents of boys ages 4-14 in the United States (US) exploring what parents in the US want for their sons and their views toward gender norms and pressures,…
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9 Tips for Parents: Raising Sons to Embrace Healthy, Positive Masculinity

Promundo-US, Plan International USA

Produced in partnership with Plan International USA (Plan), this parental how-to guide on raising boys to embrace healthy masculinity draws from Plan and Promundo’s decades of US and global research and experience to provide nine concrete tips to help parents navigate talking to their sons about healthy masculinity, self-expression, and becoming the best men they can…
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