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The Cost of the Man Box: A study on the economic impacts of harmful masculine stereotypes in Mexico

Promundo-US

The Cost of the Man Box: A study on the economic impacts of harmful masculine stereotypes in Mexico, a new report from Promundo and AXE, Unilever’s leading male grooming brand, reveals that “man up” stereotypes – and the harmful behaviors they lead to – cost Mexico over $1.4 billion each year. The Man Box study in 2017 highlighted…
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When They Call You an “Exemplary Man”: A Qualitative Study on Masculinities That Challenge Machismo

Puntos de Encuentro, Centro Bartolomé de las Casas, Promundo

Funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Puntos de Encuentro (Nicaragua) collaborated with Centro Bartolomé de las Casas (El Salvador) and Promundo (United States) to conduct a series of studies to explore and describe the drivers of and barriers to nonviolent masculine identities in Nicaragua and El Salvador. As part of that effort, this…
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Personal and Collective Histories, Visions and Practices: A Quantitative Study of Men in Managua

Irela Solórzano, Sebastián Hernández, Kristina Vlahovicova, Douglas Mendoza, Olga Rocha Ulloa

This publication presents results from a study on masculinities and violence – inspired by IMAGES – carried out in Nicaragua, as part of a two-country research project promoting forms of nonviolent masculinities in Nicaragua and El Salvador.  The report addresses gender-related attitudes and behaviors of men and provides current and relevant information for designing community, multi-sectoral,…
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Masculinities and Violence Study in Nicaragua: Executive Summary

Irela Solórzano Prado, Rubén Reyes Jirón, Olga Rocha Ulloa, Sebastián Andrés Hernández Leiva, Douglas Ernesto Castro, Kristina Vlahovic

This publication presents the main findings from two studies on masculinities and violence – inspired by IMAGES – carried out in Managua, Nicaragua, as part of a two-country research project promoting forms of nonviolent masculinities in Nicaragua and El Salvador. The executive summary shares results from a quantitative study on men’s gender-related attitudes and behaviors…
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Adolescent Relationship Violence in Brazil and Honduras: Executive Summary

Giovanna Lauro, Alice Taylor, Erin Murphy-Graham, Diana Pacheco, Tassia Pacheco, Danielle Araújo

What puts adolescents at risk of experiencing relationship violence? In 2015, Promundo and the Inter-American Development Bank carried out a qualitative study to examine risk and protective factors surrounding adolescent intimate partner violence (IPV) in urban and rural sites of Brazil and Honduras. The teams conducted focus groups and a total of 147 in-depth interviews…
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Adolescent Relationship Violence in Brazil and Honduras

Giovanna Lauro, Alice Taylor, Erin Murphy-Graham, Diana Pacheco, Tassia Pacheco, Danielle Araújo

What puts adolescents at risk of experiencing relationship violence? In 2015, Promundo and the Inter-American Development Bank carried out a qualitative study to examine risk and protective factors surrounding adolescent intimate partner violence (IPV) in urban and rural sites of Brazil and Honduras. The teams conducted focus groups and a total of 147 in-depth interviews…
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State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean: Executive Summary

Francisco Aguayo, Ruti Levtov, Gary Barker, Verónica Brown, Florencia Barindelli

State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean: Executive Summary presents an overview of research about men’s engagement in issues directly related to fatherhood, including caregiving and parenting tasks; child development; sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; and the prevention of violence against women and children. The full report is available…
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State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean

Francisco Aguayo, Ruti Levtov, Gary Barker, Verónica Brown, Florencia Barindelli

State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean presents research about men’s engagement in issues directly related to fatherhood, including caregiving and parenting tasks; child development; sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; and the prevention of violence against women and children. The executive summary is available in English and Spanish here.

Engaging Men in Public Policies for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls

Francisco Aguayo, Eduardo Kimelman, Pamela Saavedra, Jane Kato-Wallace

This report reviews regional policies, action plans, and impact-evaluated programs that engage men in the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It provides evidence regarding efforts in the LAC region to prevent and eradicate all forms of VAWG used by men, and it outlines…
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MenCare in Latin America: EMERGE Story of Change

BRIDGE

This story of change pulls out the main findings and recommendations from MenCare in Latin America: EMERGE Case Study, which highlights the MenCare campaign in Latin America and its work to promote positive fatherhood and men’s caregiving roles.

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