Very Young Adolescence 2.0: A curriculum to promote gender equality and sexual and reproductive health

Jane Kato-Wallace, Ruti Levtov

The period of adolescence is now widely recognized as an important time of transition into young adulthood, in which most young people begin to achieve puberty, turn increasingly to peers as reference points, and experiment with social risk-taking behavior. A deeper understanding of how gender norms are shaped and manifest in early adolescence is needed, as…
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Getting to Equal: Engaging Men and Boys in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Gender Equality


Unmet sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs are a critical threat to the health of individuals worldwide, and gender inequalities remain a significant barrier to addressing such health issues. Harmful gender norms and attitudes influence men’s and women’s health and well-being, shaping men’s behaviors in ways that have a direct impact on the sexual and…
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Masculine Norms and Violence: Making the Connections

Brian Heilman, Gary Barker

What are the links between masculine norms and men’s likelihood to perpetrate or experience violence? What implications do these links have for efforts to prevent the many forms of men’s violence? Find out more in this report exploring connections between masculine norms and violence, including intimate partner violence, child sexual abuse, bullying, homicide, suicide, and…
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Annual Report 2017


This year, Promundo turned 20. Promundo’s work started in low-income communities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the belief that men and boys should be allies with women and girls in achieving gender justice, and that many were ready to join this cause. Since the first community-based projects in Brazil, Promundo has launched a global…
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Unmasking Sexual Harassment: How Toxic Masculinities Drive Men’s Abuse in the US, UK, and Mexico and What We Can Do to End It


Unmasking Sexual Harassment: How Toxic Masculinities Drive Men’s Abuse in the US, UK, and Mexico and What We Can Do to End It is a research brief produced by Promundo for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018. In a pioneering recent study, Promundo explored young men’s views about manhood through a new research tool called…
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The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys

Tim Shand, Jon Hopkins, Jameel Zamir, Arik V. Marcell, Stephanie Perlson

The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys – developed by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) – is the first comprehensive package focused on supporting providers of men’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. Authored by Promundo’s Vice President of Advocacy and Partnerships Tim…
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Annual Report 2016


In 2016, Promundo continued to gather policy-actionable research on men’s attitudes and practices related to gender equality in 10 new countries around the world, as part of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES). In Brazil, Promundo began important partnerships with the private sector, including work with the company Eletrobras on promoting racial and…
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Prevention+: Men and Women Ending Gender-based Violence

Promundo, Rutgers, Sonke Gender Justice

This brochure outlines the approach, values, and goals of the Prevention+ program, a five-year multi-country program that envisions a world where healthy, respectful, and equal relationships are the norm. To contribute to making this a reality, the program addresses the root causes of gender-based violence: the social, economic, religious, and cultural contexts that shape attitudes and behavior…
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Join the Movement: Time for Action


The inaugural State of the World’s Fathers, a landmark analysis of fatherhood, launched in 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and subsequently in 10 cities globally, inspiring advocacy and action with MenCare partners in over 40 countries. Now, it’s time for action.

State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action: Executive Summary

Brian Heilman, Ruti Levtov, Nikki van der Gaag, Alexa Hassink, Gary Barker

The State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action 2017 report, a MenCare publication, draws from nearly 100 research studies and reports, with data from nearly every country where it is available, to reveal what has stalled progress toward global gender equality and to lay out a bold agenda for men and boys doing fully 50 percent…
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