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Questioning gender norms with men to improve health outcomes: Evidence of impact

G. Barker, C. Ricardo, M. Nascimento, A. Olukoya, C. Santos

This article describes a review of 58 evaluation studies of programmes with men and boys in sexual and reproductive health (including HIV prevention, treatment, care and support); father involvement; gender-based violence; maternal, newborn and child health; and gender socialisation more broadly.

Gender Norms: A Key to Improving Life Outcomes in At-Risk Populations

Promundo, International Center for Research on Women

This paper is one of the first products of National Council on Gender which shows that addressing gender norms is the key to improving reproductive health outcomes for young women and men. The Institute Promundo, along with other organizations, collaborated to produce this document and participates in the Council.

Annual Report 2007–2008

Promundo

During 2007 – 2008, Promundo made notable progress in the dissemination and replication of its methodologies while receiving both national and international recognition. Three specific advocacy efforts by the instituition and its partners gained national recognition: the launching of a national campaign by president Lula to engage men in the elimination of  violence against women;…
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Men, Masculinities, Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Violence: A Literature Review and Call for Action

Christine Ricardo, Gary Barker

This paper explores possible linkages between masculinities and different forms of sexual exploitation and sexual violence. Specifically, it seeks to answer the question: How do prevailing norms and views of manhood, or masculinities, contribute to some men’s use of sexual violence, and the “demand-side” of sexual exploitation?

Once Upon a Family

Once Upon a Family is a no-words cartoon video which presents the story of a family and the everyday challenges that parents, care-takers and guardians confront in raising and educating children. The video is an innovative and entertaining tool for promoting critical reflections on children’s rights and the prevention of physical and humiliating punishment against…
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Engaging Men in HIV and AIDS at the Service Delivery Level: A Manual for Service Providers

The ACQUIRE Project/EngenderHealth, Promundo

This is a training manual for service providers working with men. The sessions in the manual teach participants to challenge the bias against engaging men in reproductive health and HIV services at the facility level. The sessions also identify ways to improve the quality of services for male clients and explore ways to market services…
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Needs Assessment Package for Male Engagement Programming

The ACQUIRE Project/EngenderHealth, Promundo

This package is designed for use by individuals, organizations and donors interested in carrying out a needs assessment to identify gaps in male engagement programming related to HIV and AIDS prevention, care, treatment and support in order to develop relevant and effective programs and/or policies for engaging men in HIV and AIDS. It forms part…
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Engaging Boys and Men in Gender Transformation: The Group Education Manual

The ACQUIRE Project/EngenderHealth, Promundo

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…
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Engaging Men at the Community Level

The ACQUIRE Project/EngenderHealth, Promundo

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,…
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Engaging Men and Boys to Achieve Gender Equality: How Can We Build on What We Have Learned?

International Center for Research on Women, Promundo

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.

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