This research article, released in the journal PLOS ONE, covers an evaluation led by Promundo, together with the Rwanda Biomedical Center and Rwanda Men’s Resource Center. The recent multi-site study examines the impact of the Bandebereho gender-transformative couples’ intervention on behavioral and health-related outcomes influenced by gender norms and power dynamics in Rwanda, and strengthens existing evidence…continue reading
Zero-sum gender beliefs (ZSGBs) refer to the perception that the advancement of a gender outgroup’s rights (e.g., women’s rights) would be at the expense of a gender ingroup’s rights (e.g., men’s rights). Although it seems obvious that men’s ZSGBs could be harmful to women, the authors of this study propose that such beliefs are ultimately…continue reading
After years of focusing overwhelmingly on the mother–child dyad, child development as a field has “discovered” fathers. In the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Early Childhood Matters, Promundo’s International Director Gary Barker breaks down the MenCare campaign’s leading research on engaging fathers and its advocacy around public policy and practice. Read the full June 2015 issue…continue reading
Using data from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), this paper examines men’s lifetime physical intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration across eight low- and middle-income countries, to better understand key risk factors that interventions can target in order to promote gender equality and reduce IPV.
This article draws on Promundo and RWAMREC’s programmatic experiences in Rwanda of implementing MenCare+, a gender transformative approach to engaging young and adult men (ages 15–35) in caregiving, maternal, newborn, and child health, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. It presents initial results from fathers’ groups with more than 600 men, including the impact of…continue reading
This article examines the rationale for working with men and boys for gender equality; describes key findings from multi-country studies – including IMAGES – about the relationship between notions of masculinities and men’s gender-related practices; documents key principles guiding much gender equality work with men and boys; identifies emerging strategies and proposes key next steps to…continue reading
This article presents findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), one of the most comprehensive efforts of its kind to gather data on men’s attitudes and practices related to gender equality in eight low- and middle-income countries: Brazil, Chile, Mexico, India, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. It…continue reading
This mixed method study explores which men are more involved in caregiving, and what childhood and adulthood factors influence their level of involvement. This is an Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 2014, copyright Taylor & Francis.
The gender equality agenda has long discussed the unequal burden of care work for women and girls. But this debate has seldom focused on how to create the conditions necessary for men and boys to do more care work and be part of a global effort to value care work, regardless of who carries it…continue reading
The purpose of this brief is to promote reflection on the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents (CSEC). Cases are often invisible due to gender norms that contribute to the acceptance of male dominance over women, as well as the justification of sexual rights violations against adolescents in the case of marriage.