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Engaging Men and Boys in Advancing Women’s Agency: Where We Stand and New Directions

Paul J. Fleming, Gary Barker, Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Matthew Morton

This review explores the evidence base on the role of men and boys in advancing women’s agency. It examines the literature on gender norms and their influence on attitudes and behaviors, including men’s use of violence against women, and explores the benefits of gender equality and women’s agency for men. It presents results from the…
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Annual Report 2012

Promundo

2012 was marked by the expansion of Promundo’s activities to new contexts and by our growing specialization in the methodologies and research that we have worked on since Promundo was founded. Thanks to the work developed in 2012, the MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign is taking root in the vulnerable area of tea plantations in the…
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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.

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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Men, Women and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents in Four Cities of Brazil

Márcio Segundo, Marcos Nascimento,, Danielle Araújo, Tatiana Moura

Confronting sexual violence, sexual abuse, sex tourism, and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (CSECA) has relied upon efforts from civil society and the Brazilian state alike in order to make the goal of children’s and adolescents’ rights a reality. The phenomenon of CSECA involves cultural, social, economic, political, and legal factors. Aspects…
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Sensitization on Gender, Sexuality, and Health: Ideas and Experiences

Danielle Bittencourt, Vanessa Fonseca

In 2011 and 2012, Promundo conducted 68 awareness workshops on gender, sexuality, and health in 38 Brazilian cities. Aiming to promote the questioning of rigid gender norms and reflection on the influences of these norms on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth, the workshops offered educational tools and promoted the exchange of experiences between…
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Bridges to Adulthood: Understanding the Lifelong Influence of Men’s Childhood Experiences of Violence

Manuel Contreras, Brian Heilman, Gary Barker, Ajay Singh, Ravi Verma, Joanna Bloomfield

This report explores the prevalence and nature of violence against children as well as its potential lifelong effects. Using IMAGES data from six countries (Brazil, Chile, Croatia, India, Mexico, and Rwanda), the report expands understanding of these issues by examining data from low- and middle-income countries, by analyzing men’s reports of experiencing and perpetrating violence,…
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Men who Care: A Multi-Country Qualitative Study of Men in Non-Traditional Caregiving Roles

Promundo, International Center for Research on Women

The study presents the results of life history interviews with more than 80 men in 5 countries — all carrying out caregiving in the home or as a profession. These interviews provide key insights on the challenges to men taking on more equitable caregiving, as well as on how to encourage more men to take…
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Masculinities and Gender Equality Policies: Reflections from the IMAGES Survey and Policy Review in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico

Gary Barker, Francisco Aguayo

This report presents results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in three countries in Latin America (Brazil, Chile, and Mexico), along with reflections and recommendations for creating gender equality policies that include men as active participants.