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The Double-Edged Sword of Online Gaming: An Analysis of Masculinity in Video Games and the Gaming Community

Promundo-US, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Oak Foundation

This groundbreaking study examines masculinity and representations of different identities (gender, race, LGBTQIA+ individuals, disability, age, and body size) in the most popular video games and in the TWITCH online gaming community. The Oak Foundation has partnered with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and Promundo-US to examine representations of the aforementioned identities and masculinity in video games and…
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Care Leads to Care

Promundo-US, Dove Men+Care, New Macho

In March 2021, Promundo and Dove Men+Care carried out a nationally-representative survey in the United States focused on the links between men’s care for themselves (physical, emotional and mental, and social) and their care for the people in their lives. Importantly, this research showed that men embracing care has a ripple effect that impacts everyone…
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Findings and Lessons Learned From an Evaluation of a Community-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for Young Men

Jenita Parekh, Jennifer Manlove, Brooke Whitfield, Isabel Griffith, Makedah Johnson, Jane Kato-Wallace, Aapta Garg, Ché Nembhard, Lisa Kim

“Findings and Lessons Learned From an Evaluation of a Community-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for Young Men” provides a brief introduction to the Manhood 2.0 intervention, describes Child Trends’ approach to evaluating Manhood 2.0, and provides implementation and evaluation successes and lessons learned for program evaluators and implementors in the teen pregnancy prevention field. Despite…
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Paid Leave and the Pandemic: Effective Workplace Policies and Practices for a Time of Crisis and Beyond

PL+US and Promundo, in collaboration with the Parental Leave Corporate Task Force

Promundo and Paid Leave for the United States (PL+US), in collaboration with the Parental Leave Corporate Task Force (PLCTF), surveyed and interviewed 40 companies across the US and the UK, representing more than half a million employees globally. The study assessed the impact of paid leave policies on companies of various sizes: large (over 5,000…
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Putting Fathers’ Care to Work: Landscape Report on Working Fathers’ Uptake of Parental Leave (2020)

This landscape report, produced by the Parental Leave Corporate Task Force, reviews current research on access to and uptake of parental leave by working fathers—and identifies barriers that keep fathers from taking more leave. Drawing from recent research from academia, civil society organizations, multilateral development institutions, and business and trade associations, Putting Fathers’ Care to Work includes…
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The State of America’s Boys: An Urgent Case for a More Connected Boyhood

Michael C. Reichert, Joseph Derrick Nelson

The State of America’s Boys: An Urgent Case for a More Connected Boyhood presents research and expert perspectives and investigates what it is about boyhood that too often plants the seed for destructive and self-defeating behavior – why open and authentic boys may become more guarded, cynical, and disconnected as they grow. It points to the…
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Breaking Free From Boyhood Stereotypes: Action Steps for Content Creators

“Breaking Free From Boyhood Stereotypes: Action Steps for Content Creators” was developed by Promundo in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University and the Kering Foundation, in collaboration with Scholars & Storytellers, and Plan International USA. Boys receive — and absorb — harmful stereotypical messages about what…
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If He Can See It, Will He Be It? Representations of Masculinity in Boys’ Television

Promundo, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Kering Foundation

“If He Can See It, Will He Be It? Representations of Masculinity in Boys’ Television” was developed through a collaboration among Promundo, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University, and the Kering Foundation. The report analyzes how men are represented on screen, in the most popular boys’ television. The…
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Breaking Free From Boyhood Stereotypes: Action Steps for Parents

“Breaking Free From Boyhood Stereotypes: Action Steps for Parents” was developed by Promundo in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University and the Kering Foundation, in collaboration with Scholars & Storytellers, and Plan International USA.  Boys receive — and absorb — harmful stereotypical messages about what it…
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Caring Under COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is – and Is Not – Changing Unpaid Care and Domestic Work Responsibilities in the United States

Brian Heilman, María Rosario Castro Bernardini, Kimberly Pfeifer

Caring Under COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is – and Is Not – Changing Unpaid Care and Domestic Work Responsibilities in the United States, a new report by Promundo and Oxfam as part of MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign, reveals findings from a rapid poll exploring the gendered and racial impacts of COVID-19 on care work….
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