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Young Men’s Transition to Adulthood: Relationship Formation and Marriage in Maradi, Niger

The OASIS Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley, Promundo-US

This qualitative ethnographic study provides critical insights to better understand influences and mechanisms behind young men’s and women’s marriage formation in the Maradi region of Niger. The formative research was conducted by The OASIS Initiative’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and Empowerment at the Université Abdou Moumouni in Niamey and is co-published with Promundo-US….
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Child Marriage, Fertility, and Family Planning in Niger: Results From a Study Inspired by the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

Esther Spindler (Independent Consultant), Promundo-US, The OASIS Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley, Center on Gender Equity and Health at the University of California, San Diego

This mixed-methods study in Niger – inspired by the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) – offers critical insight into the motivations, attitudes, and behaviors of married adolescent girls and their husbands related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Promundo-US produced this study in collaboration with The OASIS Initiative, a project of…
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Child Marriage, Fertility, and Family Planning in Niger: Results From a Study Inspired by the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES): Executive Summary

Esther Spindler (Independent Consultant), Promundo-US, The OASIS Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley, Center on Gender Equity and Health at the University of California, San Diego

This mixed-methods study in Niger – inspired by the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) – offers critical insight into the motivations, attitudes, and behaviors of married adolescent girls and their husbands related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Promundo-US produced this study in collaboration with The OASIS Initiative, a project of…
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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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Momentum Toward Equality: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Tanzania: Executive Summary

Ruti Levtov, Kristina Vlahovicova, Gary Barker, Ellen Stiefvater, Lugano Daimon, Aroldia D. Mulokozi

In Tanzania, the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) provided new data and insights to understand how men’s and women’s gendered attitudes, behaviors, and norms impact a range of well-being and development outcomes. It explored themes from sexual and reproductive health to caregiving, violence, laws and policies, and more. The study combined an in-depth household…
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Momentum Toward Equality: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Tanzania

Ruti Levtov, Kristina Vlahovicova, Gary Barker, Ellen Stiefvater, Lugano Daimon, Aroldia D. Mulokozi

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is one of the most comprehensive household studies carried out around the world on men’s and women’s attitudes and practices on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality. In Tanzania, IMAGES provided new data and insights to understand how men’s and women’s gendered attitudes, behaviors, and…
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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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Engaging Men in Rural Uganda

Prevention+

This Prevention+ case study highlights the work by Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU), one of the leading NGOs in Uganda that advocates for access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services for men and women. The organization has strong male engagement strategies, including involving fathers through positive parenting interventions and encouraging men to support…
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Bandebereho/Role Model: Fathers and Couples Program Reduces Domestic Violence by 44%

Prevention+

This Prevention+ case study highlights the MenCare+ program in Rwanda, the precursor of Prevention+. Results from the randomized control trial showed violence by men against their partners was reduced by over 40%. The program (known as Bandebereho in Rwanda, meaning “role model”) built the participants’ skills to have stronger, more equal and nonviolent relationships among…
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