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The Cost of the Man Box: A study on the economic impacts of harmful masculine stereotypes in the US, UK, and Mexico: Executive summary

Promundo-US

The Cost of the Man Box: A study on the economic impacts of harmful masculine stereotypes in the US, UK, and Mexico, a new summary 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 States, the United Kingdom,…
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Program D

Salud y Género, Promundo, ECOS, Instituto Papai, World Education

Program D was developed based on evaluations of the Program H and M manuals, which demonstrated effectiveness in transforming harmful norms around gender and sexuality among young men and women, and highlighted sexual diversity as an area for further programming. The Program D toolkit promotes respect for sexual diversity by inviting youth to reflect on…
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Getting Men to Care: Social Norms and Men’s Participation in Unpaid Care Work

Promundo

In November, 2018, Promundo convened a group of global and regional experts for a two-day meeting to discuss the role of social norm change in achieving equality in care work. The convening was funded by Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN), an initiative led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Under the heading Getting…
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Youth and the Field of Countering Violent Extremism

Marc Sommers

Although most youth are peaceful, the overwhelming majority of people who become violent extremists are youth — and most are male youth. The lack of clarity about the fraction of youth populations vulnerable to violent extremism makes the practice of countering or preventing entrance into a violent extremist organization (VEO) an exceptionally challenging endeavor. The…
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Masculine Norms and Men’s Health: Making the Connections

Promundo-US

What are the links between masculine norms and men’s health outcomes globally? What implications do these links have for efforts to improve men’s health – alongside efforts to improve the health of women and children – and as part of broader efforts to create healthier, thriving societies? This new report provides an overview of the…
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Masculine Norms and Men’s Health: Making the Connections: Executive Summary

Promundo-US

What are the links between masculine norms and men’s health outcomes globally? What implications do these links have for efforts to improve men’s health – alongside efforts to improve the health of women and children – and as part of broader efforts to create healthier, thriving societies? This new report provides an overview of the…
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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: An Overview

Promundo

This 4-page document provides an overview of Promundo’s Getting to Equal initiative. The initiative aims to shift the global discourse on men and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) among practitioners, donors, academics, policymakers, and providers toward a more holistic, gendered, and relational understanding of SRHR, as well as toward ways to achieve global goals…
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Getting to Equal: Engaging Men and Boys in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Gender Equality

Promundo

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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