How do we know if men have changed? Promoting and measuring attitude change with young men: lessons from Program H in Latin America

This article presents findings from the Gender-Equitable Men (GEM) Scale and lessons from Program H in Latin America. It concludes that, given the short timescale of many interventions with young men, it is often unrealistic to expect changes in behavior, and difficult to measure such change. The GEM Scale thus provides a potentially more sensitive evaluation instrument for measuring the attitude changes that suggest a movement or change in the direction of gender equality on the part of young men. The work of Program H suggests that attitude and behavior change are possible to achieve, but require work at the individual, community, and policy levels.

In: Ruxton, S. (ed) Gender Equality and Men: Learning from Practice, Oxfam GB, 147-161, 2005.