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


The Cost of the Man Box: A study on the economic impacts of harmful masculine stereotypes in the United Kingdom, 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 the United Kingdom over $3.8 billion each year. The Man Box study…
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Gender Equality and Gender Relations in Azerbaijan: Current Trends and Opportunities – Findings from the Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Azerbaijan, State Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Family, Women, and Children's Affairs, Promundo, International Center for Social Research (ICSR)

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is one of the most comprehensive household studies carried out around the world on men’s and women’s attitudes and practices on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality.  The IMAGES survey was conducted in Azerbaijan in 2016. This study aimed to understand men’s practices and…
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A Men’s Perspective on Gender Equality in Kosovo: Main Findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

OSCE Mission in Kosovo, UNFPA Kosovo

This study is primarily based on the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES). A mixed methodology approach was used, which included desk research, a quantitative survey with 1,001 men and 500 women, four focus group discussions and 26 in-depth interviews with key stakeholders and experts. The study aims to gain a comprehensive understanding of…
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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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Men in Serbia: Changes, Resistance and Challenges

Marina Hughson

Men in Serbia: Changes, Resistance and Challenges addresses key issues in the field of men and gender equality, including partner relations, the dynamics of family relationships, and key health and gender-related attitudes and behaviors of men. This report provides survey findings using the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) methodology which was developed by Promundo…
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Masculinity Today: Men’s Attitudes to Gender Stereotypes and Violence Against Women

UNFPA Ukraine

To fill the gaps in the data on men’s behavioral practices and attitudes related to gender equality and violence, UNFPA Ukraine launched a survey – based on the approaches of Promundo’s International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMАGES) – adjusted to the socio-cultural context in Ukraine. The survey topics covered men’s experiences in childhood and…
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Exploring Harmful Practices of Early/Child Marriage and FGM/C in Georgia

Taveeshi Gupta, Alice Taylor, Giovanna Lauro, Lela Shengelia, Lela Sturua

Until recently, early/child marriage has been notably absent from public rhetoric and policies in Georgia, a country where 14 percent of women marry before the age of 18, constituting one of Europe’s highest rates of early/child marriage. The lack of recognition of early/child marriage as a human rights issue that merits resources and attention in…
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Men and Boys in Displacement: Assistance and protection challenges for unaccompanied boys and men in refugee contexts

Delphine Brun

Refugee women and children face specific risks and their needs are, quite rightly, highlighted and addressed by the humanitarian community. The situation and specific needs of single male refugees is often less understood; this report aims to address this information gap. With a focus on the situation in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Greece, it provides…
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Young Men, Masculinity and Wellbeing

Martin Robb, Sandy Ruxton, David Bartlett

This report summarizes the findings of a qualitative research study exploring young men’s experiences of masculinity and wellbeing, undertaken as an Open University research project in association with Promundo in Autumn 2016. The Open University (UK) was contracted by Promundo to explore the attitudes and experiences of young men in the United Kingdom, using focus…
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The Man Box: A Study on Being a Young Man in the US, UK, and Mexico

Brian Heilman, Gary Barker, Alexander Harrison

The Man Box report, launched by Promundo and Axe, Unilever’s leading male grooming brand, is a new study on young men’s attitudes, behaviors, and understandings of manhood. The research, conducted with a representative, random sample of young men aged 18 to 30 in the US, UK, and Mexico, reveals that most men still feel pushed…
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