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Virtual Programs to Advance Gender Equality: A Checklist for Adaptation

Jane Kato-Wallace, Clara Alemann, Alexa Hassink, Giovanna Lauro

The current global pandemic is causing a dramatic shift in the way practitioners design programs – motivated by the desire to deliver services even amidst restrictions on mobility and in-person gatherings due to the pandemic, as well as the longer-term and growing interest in exploring how effective in-person training can be adapted to virtual settings,…
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COVID-19 and Masculinities in Global Perspective: Reflections From Promundo’s Research and Activism

Gary Barker, Stephen Burrell, Sandy Ruxton

COVID-19 has affected individuals and communities in gendered ways. A spike in men’s violence against women has been documented in multiple settings. Women have faced disproportionate job losses in many countries. Men have died at higher rates from COVID-19 for both biological and social causes. Masculinist responses by some national leaders and men’s lower propensity…
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Annual Report 2020

In this Annual Report, we focus on how in the past year, we spoke truth to power; generated new research on masculinities; evaluated what works to engage men and boys for gender equality; worked with partners to shift norms and practices; supported new voices and perspectives; and convened for impact. Read here.

Key Takeaways/Lessons Learned from Prevention+

In 2016, Rutgers and partners Sonke Gender Justice, Promundo-US, and MenEngage Alliance started Prevention+: a five-year, multi-country program in Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Rwanda, and Uganda that sought to end gender-based violence (GBV). A first of its kind program, Prevention+ aimed to transform the harmful gender norms that drive GBV at the individual, community, institutional, and governmental levels…
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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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