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Promoting Men’s Engagement in Early Childhood Development: A Programming and Influencing Package

Melanie Swan, Kate Doyle

This programming and influencing package includes resources developed for programs that aim to increase male engagement in nurturing care and early childhood development (ECD), as well as in maternal health and well-being. It was developed as part of a partnership between Plan International and Promundo, in recognition that men’s engagement in ECD and maternal health…
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Findings and Lessons Learned From an Evaluation of a Community-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for Young Men

Jenita Parekh, Jennifer Manlove, Brooke Whitfield, Isabel Griffith, Makedah Johnson, Jane Kato-Wallace, Aapta Garg, Ché Nembhard, Lisa Kim

“Findings and Lessons Learned From an Evaluation of a Community-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for Young Men” provides a brief introduction to the Manhood 2.0 intervention, describes Child Trends’ approach to evaluating Manhood 2.0, and provides implementation and evaluation successes and lessons learned for program evaluators and implementors in the teen pregnancy prevention field. Despite…
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Adolescent Relationships in Rwanda: Dating, Couple Conflict, and Sexuality

Taveeshi Gupta, Liliane Umwiza, Kate Doyle, Dr. Vianney Nizeyimana, Marlene Mporanyi, Dr. Aflodis Kagaba

Adolescent Relationships in Rwanda: Dating, Couple Conflict, and Sexuality, produced by Promundo and Health Development Initiative (HDI), presents findings from qualitative research in Kigali and Rutsiro. This study seeks to understand the nature of adolescent relationships, including experiences of violence; their sexual and reproductive health behavior; as well as barriers to SRH services and information,…
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Learning Brief: Lessons Learned From the Very Young Adolescence 2.0 program in Malawi

Chewe Mulenga, Jane Kato-Wallace

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…
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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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Webinar: Masculinidades, Sexualidades, Matrimonio y Uniones Infantiles Tempranas y Forzadas

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

Stephanie M. DeLong, Mohamad I. Brooks, Sani Aliou, Rebecka Lundgren, Caitlin Corneliess, Nicole E. Johns, Sneha Challa, Nicole Carter, Giovanna Lauro, Jay G. Silverman

“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…
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Cartilha de Prevenção ESCA: Exploração Sexual de Crianças Adolescentes

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…
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Key Programs Publications

This document 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

Giovanna Lauro, Erin Murphy-Graham, Alice Y Taylor

“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…
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