Though interrupted by COVID-19, the implementation of the Very Young Adolescence (VYA) 2.0 program in Malawi presented valuable insights into adapting and introducing an intervention focused on transforming harmful gender norms and increasing knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights among very young adolescents. This learning brief reflects on implementation successes and challenges, as…continue reading
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…continue reading
Promundo in partnership with Girls Not Brides, HIAS, CARE, Puntos de Encuentro, and MenEngage Latin America hosted a webinar reflecting on lessons learned from work on masculinities and how they can be used to address child, early, and forced marriages (CEFM). View the visual summary here.
“Married very young adolescent girls in Niger at greatest risk of lifetime male partner reproductive coercion and sexual violence” is an article published in PLoS ONE. The purpose of this analysis was to compare and contrast reproductive health (RH), gender equity attitudes, and intimate partner violence (IPV) among married very young adolescent (VYA) girls with married…continue reading
Previous research by Promundo on sexual exploitation of children and adolescents (SECA) practices in four Brazilian cities – and broader topics on gender, violence, and masculinities with children and adolescents – indicate that social norms play a crucial role in influencing SECA practices. To date, no in-depth empirical study had been conducted to understand the nature and extent of these connections…continue reading
This documents shares key Program publications for the following themes: Fatherhood and Caregiving, Youth and Equality, Economic Justice, Conflict and Security, and Diversity and Inclusion.
“Conceptualizing Controlling Behaviors in Adolescent and Youth Intimate Partner Relationships” is an article published in the Partner Abuse journal, drawing from Promundo’s Adolescent Relationship Violence in Brazil and Honduras report. Considerable evidence shows that adolescent intimate relationships influence the course of adult relationships, that is, whether relationship experiences are characterized by abuse or violence, or healthy, equitable dynamics. Controlling…continue reading
The following program overview provides a description of the Manhood 2.0 program, challenges and lessons learned, and key evaluation findings. It is intended to be a summary of experiences piloting and evaluating an adolescent pregnancy prevention program for young men, adapted from the Global South and implemented in Washington, DC. This program overview aims to…continue reading
Program D was developed based on evaluations of the Program H and M manuals, which demonstrated effectiveness in transforming harmful norms around gender and sexuality among young men and women, and highlighted sexual diversity as an area for further programming. The Program D toolkit promotes respect for sexual diversity by inviting youth to reflect on…continue reading
“Adapting a Global Gender-Transformative Violence Prevention Program for the U.S. Community-Based Setting for Work with Young Men,” is a Promundo-authored article published in the Global Social Welfare journal. The article describes the history of a gender-transformative program, Program H, first developed in Brazil and Mexico; the rationale for and evaluation of this original program; and the processes…continue reading