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Masculinities and COVID-19: Making the Connections

Sandy Ruxton, Stephen Burrell

Masculinities and COVID-19: Making the Connections provides an evidence-based overview of key issues in relation to men, masculinities, and COVID-19, setting these within a gendered approach. It explores the impact of COVID-19 on men and women in different social groups and sets out principles and recommendations for policymakers and other decision-makers to take masculinities into…
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The Role of Fathers in Parenting for Gender Equality

Clara Alemann, Aapta Garg, Kristina Vlahovicova

This paper presents an emerging body of evidence, which affirms that positive father engagement in the lives of their children – much like positive involvement of mothers and other significant caregivers – is associated with a series of early child development outcomes as well as improved quality of family environment and relationships. It presents constraints…
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Annual Report 2019

In 2019, with partners, we led research into key areas that influence gender equality, exploring connections between masculinity and countering violent extremism and social safety nets globally, and we co-developed research initiatives in Niger, Uganda, the United States, Brazil, and Honduras. With workplaces from Bonobos to Unilever’s Dove Men+Care and AXE brands, and other partners,…
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Recruitment and Retention of Male Participants in Gender-Transformative Programs

Deboleena Rakshit

This learning brief is part of a set of three from Plan International Canada and Promundo; the brief documents lessons learned from Plan International Canada’s Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW) project, a multi-country, 4.5-year gender-transformative project – which works to identify, challenge, and shift harmful gender norms – with an aim to…
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Role of Facilitation in Gender-Transformative Programs That Engage Men and Boys

Deboleena Rakshit

This learning brief is part of a set of three from Plan International Canada and Promundo; the brief documents lessons learned from Plan International Canada’s Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW) project, a multi-country, 4.5-year gender-transformative project – which works to identify, challenge, and shift harmful gender norms – with an aim to…
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Engaging Missing Populations in Gender-Transformative Programs

Deboleena Rakshit

This learning brief is part of a set of three from Plan International Canada and Promundo; the brief documents lessons learned from Plan International Canada’s Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW) project, a multi-country, 4.5-year gender-transformative project – which works to identify, challenge, and shift harmful gender norms – with an aim to…
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Masculinities and Preventing Violent Extremism: Making the Connections

Abby Fried, Giovanna Lauro, Gary Barker

Masculinities and Preventing Violent Extremism: Making the Connections seeks to shed light on the question, “What do masculinities have to do with violent extremism?” The report finds that by taking a multi-layered ecological approach and understanding the motivations for violent extremists, there is potential to shift the narrative around violent extremism, to include a gendered…
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Webinar: Preventing Intergenerational Cycles of Violence

Two decades of studies affirm that exposure to violence in childhood increases the likelihood that an individual will experience or perpetrate intimate partner violence (IPV) in adulthood, as well as other forms of violence. Exposure to violence in childhood is by far the strongest predictor of whether a man uses violence later in life. Promundo,…
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Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Violence: The Promise of Psychosocial Interventions to Address Children’s Exposure to Violence

Catherine Carlson, Carin Ikenberg, Laura Vargas

Exposure to violence in childhood can have severe physical, emotional, and mental health consequences and is intimately linked with the likelihood of perpetrating or experiencing intimate partner violence in adulthood. This process whereby violence in childhood is linked to violence in adulthood can be disrupted if children and adolescents are provided with quality, targeted interventions…
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Getting to Equal: Men, Gender Equality, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Executive Summary

Margaret Greene, Blair Berger, Lilit Hakobyan, Ellen Stiefvater, Ruti Levtov

Through a review and analysis of the latest global evidence, the Getting to Equal report offers up a new way to think about men and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) from two angles: First, it reinforces what we know already – that men’s partnership and active participation are crucial to achieving SRHR for everyone;…
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