This is an educational manual for working with men to question non-equitable views about masculinity and develop more positive attitudes to prevent unhealthy behaviors that put them and their partners and families at risk. It can also be used to train facilitators who will implement workshop activities with groups of men. It forms part of…continue reading
This is a manual to help participants develop activities at a community level to create a supportive environment for work related to male engagement and HIV and AIDS. It forms part of the “Engaging Men and Boys in HIV and AIDS Prevention, Care and Support” package developed during a partnership project between Promundo and EngenderHealth,…continue reading
This report presents the overview from a seminar hosted by Promundo and ICRW to examine the current state of work with men and boys in the field of health care, especially reproductive and sexual health.
This report presents a review of evaluated interventions from around the world that have engaged men and boys in the promotion of health and gender equity.
Collaboration with other social actors is one of Promundo’s core characteristics. In 2006, we strengthened our alliances with organizations in Brazil and internationally and extended our activities to countries in the Americas, Asia, and Africa. The alliances and activities were focused on the exchange of experiences and the adaptation of our methodologies to other cultural…continue reading
This paper addresses two crucial issues in the health and development of adolescents – firstly, what sources of social support are available to them in their communities; and secondly, within the possible sources of support available to them, whom do they turn to for support and why.
Once Upon a Boy is a no-words cartoon video that tells the story of a boy and his experiences growing up, including peer pressure, his first sexual relationship, his first job, and becoming a father. The video is designed to engage young men, educators, and health professionals in critical reflections about rigid models of masculinities…continue reading
In 2005, the Promundo team traveled throughout Brazil, South America, South and Southeast Asia, Central America, and various locations in Sub-Saharan Africa with the objective of working with partner organizations to adapt and implement methodologies developed by the institution. Among its various activities during this period, Promundo, in collaboration with other organizations, created the MenEngage…continue reading
This report contributes to the growing interest in male gender and masculinity issues as they relate to development policy and practice. It adds insights into questions such as: How do gender constructs negatively affect men and how do these issues vary across countries and cultures? Given the extent of gender disadvantages still faced by women,…continue reading
This chapter illustrates how gender represents a complex interplay of contextual and individual factors, which create advantages and disadvantages for both young women and young men in terms of sexuality and related health issues. It applies an ecological model to emphasize how gender norms, as they relate to sexual behavior, are internalized by the individual through an…continue reading