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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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Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Pakistan (PAK-IMAGES)

Rutgers Pakistan

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Pakistan (PAK-IMAGES) combines quantitative and qualitative data with a literature review on gender-based violence. The survey incorporates male and female participants, aged 18-49, from four provinces in Pakistan: Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh. This is the first formalized study which assesses men’s perception on a variety…
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Preventing Violence and Promoting Fatherhood in Pakistan

Prevention+

This Prevention+ case study highlights the work to engage men and boys in the Rutgers Pakistan initiatives. Strategies include capacity building for stakeholders (such as trainings for government institutions, community members and youth), youth empowerment initiatives, participation in alliances and advocacy activities. A fatherhood campaign was conducted across Pakistan to encourage the transformation of negative…
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Training the Police: How to Implement Institutional Level Change to Reduce Gender-Based Violence

Prevention+

This Prevention+ case study highlights Rutgers WPF Indonesia work to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) and re-define negative cultural and social norms on masculinity using positive messages. The work includes promoting the equal sharing of roles and parenting in the domestic environment and providing men with counseling services on domestic violence in order to change behavior….
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Engaging Men in Unpaid Care Work: An Advocacy Brief for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Promundo-US, UNFPA

Unpaid care work is one of the key drivers of women’s inequality. In Eastern Europe, it is also an element in continuing low fertility as the prospect of having to shoulder most of the unpaid care forces women to choose between having children and having a career. Over the past 10 years, new data on…
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Risk Factors for Men’s Lifetime Perpetration of Physical Violence against Intimate Partners: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Eight Countries

Paul J. Fleming, Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Matthew Morton, Ruti Levtov, Brian Heilman, Gary Barker

Using data from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), this paper examines men’s lifetime physical intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration across eight low- and middle-income countries, to better understand key risk factors that interventions can target in order to promote gender equality and reduce IPV.

Pathways to Gender-Equitable Men: Findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey in Eight Countries

Ruti Galia Levtov, Gary Barker, Manuel Contreras-Urbina, Brian Heilman, Ravi Verma

This article presents findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), one of the most comprehensive efforts of its kind to gather data on men’s attitudes and practices related to gender equality in eight low- and middle-income countries: Brazil, Chile, Mexico, India, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. It…
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A More Equal Future: A MenCare Manual to Engage Fathers to Prevent Child Marriage in India

Promundo, World Vision, MenCare

This manual was developed as part of a collaboration between World Vision and Promundo in response to harmful societal and cultural practices that support the continuation of child marriage in India. This tool is designed to provide a safe and constructive space for men, their partners and their daughters to critically reflect on the cultural…
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The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape?

Brian Heilman, Luciana Hebert, Nastasia Paul-Gera

This report presents an overview of five study sites of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), presents findings related to men’s self-reported perpetration of sexual violence, investigates seven domains of possible influences on men’s sexual violence perpetration and provides actionable lessons and recommendations. The International Center for Research on Women conducted this analysis…
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MenCare Sri Lanka Film

Steven explores his role as the primary caregiver to his boys, while his wife works abroad to support their family. Created by Nathan Golon.

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