Married very young adolescent girls in Niger at greatest risk of lifetime male partner reproductive coercion and sexual violence

Stephanie M. DeLong, Mohamad I. Brooks, Sani Aliou, Rebecka Lundgren, Caitlin Corneliess, Nicole E. Johns, Sneha Challa, Nicole Carter, Giovanna Lauro, Jay G. Silverman

“Married very young adolescent girls in Niger at greatest risk of lifetime male partner reproductive coercion and sexual violence” is an article published in PLoS ONE. The purpose of this analysis was to compare and contrast reproductive health (RH), gender equity attitudes, and intimate partner violence (IPV) among married very young adolescent (VYA) girls with married…
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Webinar: Preventing Intergenerational Cycles of Violence

Two decades of studies affirm that exposure to violence in childhood increases the likelihood that an individual will experience or perpetrate intimate partner violence (IPV) in adulthood, as well as other forms of violence. Exposure to violence in childhood is by far the strongest predictor of whether a man uses violence later in life. Promundo,…
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Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Violence: The Promise of Psychosocial Interventions to Address Children’s Exposure to Violence

Catherine Carlson, Carin Ikenberg, Laura Vargas

Exposure to violence in childhood can have severe physical, emotional, and mental health consequences and is intimately linked with the likelihood of perpetrating or experiencing intimate partner violence in adulthood. This process whereby violence in childhood is linked to violence in adulthood can be disrupted if children and adolescents are provided with quality, targeted interventions…
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Conceptualizing Controlling Behaviors in Adolescent and Youth Intimate Partner Relationships

Giovanna Lauro, Erin Murphy-Graham, Alice Y Taylor

“Conceptualizing Controlling Behaviors in Adolescent and Youth Intimate Partner Relationships” is an article published in the Partner Abuse journal, drawing from Promundo’s Adolescent Relationship Violence in Brazil and Honduras report. Considerable evidence shows that adolescent intimate relationships influence the course of adult relationships, that is, whether relationship experiences are characterized by abuse or violence, or healthy, equitable dynamics. Controlling…
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So, You Want To Be A Male Ally For Gender Equality? (And You Should): Results from a National Survey, and a Few Things You Should Know


This research brief presents nationally representative survey data and focus group discussions in the United States on male allyship for gender equality. Results from the study provide guidance for workplaces seeking to create cultures of respect, equality, and inclusivity and for men seeking to better understand what women want and need from them as allies…
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Adapting a Global Gender-Transformative Violence Prevention Program for the U.S. Community-Based Setting for Work with Young Men

Jane Kato-Wallace, Gary Barker, Aapta Garg, Nayck Feliz, Andrew Levack, Kathryn Ports, Elizabeth Miller

“Adapting a Global Gender-Transformative Violence Prevention Program for the U.S. Community-Based Setting for Work with Young Men,” is a Promundo-authored article published in the Global Social Welfare journal. The article describes the history of a gender-transformative program, Program H, first developed in Brazil and Mexico; the rationale for and evaluation of this original program; and the processes…
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Understanding How to Engage Men in Gender-Transformative Approaches to End Violence Against Women

Promundo, UN Women

This guidance note draws data and recommendations from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) on the topic of engaging men in gender-transformative approaches to end violence against women. It provides actionable steps and guidance on how civil society partners and United Nations actors can design and…
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What We Know: An Evidence Review of What We Know About Sexual Harassment and Dating Violence


The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have called unprecedented attention to sexual harassment and assault. What the national dialogue is currently lacking, however, is a proactive discussion on ways to engage young and adult men in ending sexual harassment beyond the typical one-off discussion, lecture, speech, or short training. Furthermore, sexual harassment is often addressed in…
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Engaging Men in Rural Uganda


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%


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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