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Masculinities and COVID-19: Making the Connections

Sandy Ruxton, Stephen Burrell

Masculinities and COVID-19: Making the Connections provides an evidence-based overview of key issues in relation to men, masculinities, and COVID-19, setting these within a gendered approach. It explores the impact of COVID-19 on men and women in different social groups and sets out principles and recommendations for policymakers and other decision-makers to take masculinities into…
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Annual Report 2019

In 2019, with partners, we led research into key areas that influence gender equality, exploring connections between masculinity and countering violent extremism and social safety nets globally, and we co-developed research initiatives in Niger, Uganda, the United States, Brazil, and Honduras. With workplaces from Bonobos to Unilever’s Dove Men+Care and AXE brands, and other partners,…
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Masculinities and Preventing Violent Extremism: Making the Connections

Abby Fried, Giovanna Lauro, Gary Barker

Masculinities and Preventing Violent Extremism: Making the Connections seeks to shed light on the question, “What do masculinities have to do with violent extremism?” The report finds that by taking a multi-layered ecological approach and understanding the motivations for violent extremists, there is potential to shift the narrative around violent extremism, to include a gendered…
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Men, Women, and Gender Relations in Georgia: Public Perceptions and Attitudes

Deboleena Rakshit, Ruti Levtov

The report presents key findings of the 2019 research on gender perceptions in Georgian society, comparing them with the results of a similar study carried out in 2013. The research was conducted in partnership with the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) of Georgia, based on the International Men and Gender Equality…
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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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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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Staying-at-Home with our Sons: Fostering Healthy Masculinity in Challenging Times

Gary Barker, Brian Heilman, Michael Reichert

Staying-at-Home with our Sons: Fostering Healthy Masculinity in Challenging Times, a new report by Promundo and the Kering Foundation, summarizes the findings from a national survey of parents of boys ages 4-14 in the United States (US) exploring what parents in the US want for their sons and their views toward gender norms and pressures,…
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Cartilha de Prevenção ESCA: Exploração Sexual de Crianças Adolescentes

Previous research by Promundo on sexual exploitation of children and adolescents (SECA) practices in four Brazilian cities – and broader topics on gender, violence, and masculinities with children and adolescents – indicate that social norms play a crucial role in influencing SECA practices. To date, no in-depth empirical study had been conducted to understand the nature and extent of these connections…
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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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Getting to Equal: Men, Gender Equality, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Executive Summary

Margaret Greene, Blair Berger, Lilit Hakobyan, Ellen Stiefvater, Ruti Levtov

Through a review and analysis of the latest global evidence, the Getting to Equal report offers up a new way to think about men and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) from two angles: First, it reinforces what we know already – that men’s partnership and active participation are crucial to achieving SRHR for everyone;…
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