Manhood 2.0: A Curriculum Promoting a Gender-Equitable Future of Manhood

Manhood 2.0 is a gender-transformative curriculum developed by Promundo and the University of Pittsburgh to engage young men aged 15 to 24 in reflecting on the impacts of harmful gender norms, specifically those surrounding issues such as teen pregnancy prevention, dating violence and sexual assault, and the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. The initiative is an adaptation of Program H, an evidence-based program launched by Promundo and partners in 2002 and since adapted in more than 35 countries around the world. Underpinning this approach is the knowledge that the ways in which boys and young men are socialized hold profound implications for the health, well-being, and security of all people.

This manual was created for use by facilitators working to engage young men in gender equity, violence prevention, and creating healthier and more equitable relationships. The curriculum includes a series of sessions to enable young men to reflect and build collective support for making positive, healthy changes in their lives. Employing a lens of intersectionality, Manhood 2.0 encourages young men to reflect critically on their identities within the particular contexts in which they are formed.

Note: contraception rates within the curriculum are listed as of June 2018, sourced from Contraceptive Technology.