Program HMD: A Toolkit for Action

Promundo, Instituto PAPAI, Salud y Género, ECOS

This toolkit presents the short version of the approach contained in Programs H and M. It seeks to make the model accessible so that an increasing number of teachers, facilitators, youth workers, coaches, and health workers have the means to become gender equality activists – engaging young people to achieve lives free of inequalities, discrimination,…
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Programs for Men who Have Used Violence Against Women: Recommendations for Action and Caution

Alice Taylor, Gary Barker

This briefing prepared in collaboration by MenEngage, Promundo, Rutgers WPF, and MenCare+ explores how programs for men who have used IPV can be part of comprehensive approaches to ending IPV but that they must be implemented with considerable caution. It reviews the literature on approaches and common program components; summarizes the emerging evidence, including evaluation…
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Measuring Gender Attitude: Using Gender-Equitable Men Scale (GEMS) in Various Socio-Cultural Settings

Ajay K Singh, Ravi Verma, Gary Barker

This report describes the development of the Gender-Equitable Men (GEM) scale and the process of country-specific adaptation. It also highlights its relevance as a tool to measure gender inequity. The GEM scale was developed by Population Council/Horizons and Promundo to directly measure attitudes towards gender norms.

Promundo News – 4th Edition


October is the month when Brazil celebrates the Children’s Day, one of the most popular dates in the country. In 2012, the United Nations (UN) declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, an important reference to draw attention to all types of violence, abuse and discrimination endured by girls worldwide.  This…
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The MenCare Campaign

This clip promotes MenCare’s mission to support caring fathers, captures MenCare’s most important messages, and will help raise the global visibility of millions of fathers who are making a positive difference.

Fatherhood: Parenting Programmes and Policy

Fiona McAllister, Adrienne Burgess, Jane Kato, Gary Barker

The purpose of this publication is to review policies and programs that promote or facilitate the involvement of fathers and father-figures from the pre-natal period through the first eight years of their children’s lives and to establish evidence of these programs’ potential to impact family violence, child abuse, and children’s health and learning outcomes. Twenty case…
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Promundo News – 3rd Edition


In the end of June, we launched the Campaign on Paternity and Care in Brazil – “You are my father!”(“Você é meu pai!”, in Portuguese). This initiative was part of the Campaign MenCare, which Promundo coordinates at a global level along with Sonke Gender Justice (South Africa). The goal of this campaign is to shed…
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Promundo News – 2nd Edition


During the month of March, when the International Women’s day is celebrated, many discussions on the situation of women were on the agenda. Instituto Promundo could not fail to express its solidarity with the daily struggle of women for better conditions of life, by the guarantee of their rights, the autonomy of their choices, by…
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Annual Report 2011


In 2011, Promundo worked toward its mission to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women and children. Promundo was recognized as an organization that is making a great impact in the field of preventing violence against women, occupying the seventh position in a ranking of 14 outstanding organizations worldwide. The MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign, coordinated by Promundo and the…
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Men, Masculinities and HIV/AIDS: Strategies for Action

Myra Betron, Gary Barker, Juan Manuel Contreras and Dean Peacock, Juan Manuel Contreras, Dean Peacock

This paper intends to provide practical guidance to policymakers and program managers on how to engage men and address harmful male norms in key areas of intervention in relation to HIV/AIDS. Most of this paper focuses on policies and programs addressing masculinities in the context of heterosexual relations, but it also discusses important findings and…
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