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State of the World’s Fathers 2015: Executive Summary

Ruti Levtov, Nikki van der Gaag, Margaret Greene, Michael Kaufman, Gary Barker

Produced by MenCare, a global fatherhood campaign, the State of the World’s Fathers report is intended to provide a periodic, data-driven snapshot of the state of men’s contributions to parenting and caregiving globally by addressing four issues related to fatherhood: unpaid care work in the home; sexual and reproductive health and rights, and maternal, newborn and child…
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State of the World’s Fathers 2015

Ruti Levtov, Nikki van der Gaag, Margaret Greene, Michael Kaufman, Gary Barker

Produced by MenCare, a global fatherhood campaign, the State of the World’s Fathers report is intended to provide a periodic, data-driven snapshot of the state of men’s contributions to parenting and caregiving globally by addressing four issues related to fatherhood: unpaid care work in the home; sexual and reproductive health and rights, and maternal, newborn…
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Engaging Men and Boys to End the Practice of Child Marriage

Margaret E. Greene, Stephanie Perlson, Alice Taylor, Giovanna Lauro

Engaging Men and Boys to End the Practice of Child Marriage explores how unequal gender norms uphold this practice and through program examples identifies the ways men and boys are helping to prevent child marriage and mitigate its consequences. Community norms around gender and age inequality, the low value of girls and women, and acceptance…
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MenCare in the Public Health Sector in Central America

REDMAS, ECPAT Guatemala, Puntos de Encuentro, Promundo, MenCare

MenCare partners ECPAT in Guatemala and Puntos de Encuentro and REDMAS in Nicaragua worked within their countries’ existing health systems to promote men’s engagement in active fatherhood and maternal, newborn, and child health. In both countries, the work led to positive changes in understanding the importance of men’s role in caregiving and involvement in pre-…
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Caring for Equality

Promundo, World Vision

Prenatal sex selection—choosing to continue or terminate a pregnancy based on the baby’s sex—is a blatant form of gender-based violence. This manual, developed by World Vision Armenia, Promundo, and MenCare, is designed to work with youth and couples in Armenia to critically examine, question, and transform the underlying social norms that contribute to this harmful…
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Understanding Young Men and Masculinities in the Balkans: Implications for Health, Development, and Peace

Gary Barker, Piotr Pawlak

This literature review examines the health behaviors and livelihood challenges faced by young men aged 15 to 25 in Southeastern Europe. It provides an analysis of gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, substance abuse and mental health, and experiences of violence among young men in the region, with a particular focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia,…
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Engendering Men: Summary of Evidence Review

IDS, Promundo, Sonke Gender Justice

“Engendering Men: Evidence on Routes to Gender Equality” (EMERGE) is a two-year project to build an open repository of accessible evidence and lessons for working with boys and men to promote gender equality. A consortium of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Promundo-US and Sonke Gender Justice collaborates in gathering, reviewing, synthesizing and disseminating evidence for…
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Risk Factors for Men’s Lifetime Perpetration of Physical Violence against Intimate Partners: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Eight Countries

Paul J. Fleming, Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Matthew Morton, Ruti Levtov, Brian Heilman, Gary Barker

Using data from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), this paper examines men’s lifetime physical intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration across eight low- and middle-income countries, to better understand key risk factors that interventions can target in order to promote gender equality and reduce IPV.

Transforming gender roles in domestic and caregiving work: preliminary findings from engaging fathers in maternal, newborn, and child health in Rwanda

Kate Doyle, Jane Kato-Wallace, Shamsi Kazimbaya, Gary Barker

This article draws on Promundo and RWAMREC’s programmatic experiences in Rwanda of implementing MenCare+, a gender transformative approach to engaging young and adult men (ages 15–35) in caregiving, maternal, newborn, and child health, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. It presents initial results from fathers’ groups with more than 600 men, including the impact of…
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International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) Background and Key Findings

Promundo, ICRW

This report presents background information and key findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), the most comprehensive survey carried out to date on men’s attitudes and practices on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality – as well as women’s opinions and reports of their own experiences.