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The Other Half of Gender: Men’s Issues in Development

The World Bank

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,…
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From Communities at Risk to Communities with Potential

Promundo, CIESPI

This publication describes the project Strengthening Community and Family-Based Supports for Children and Adolescents (Bases de Apoio Project), which was implemented in three low-income commmunities in Rio de Janeiro.

Young Men and the Construction of Masculinity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for HIV/AIDS, Conflict, and Violence

Gary Barker, Christine Ricardo

Based on a literature review and qualitative research carried out in four countries, this report examines the role of gender for young men in Africa, particularly as it relates to HIV/AIDS, conflict, and violence.

Annual Report 2004

Promundo

In 2004, Promundo’s programmatic mission was reformulated to prioritize the development, evaluation, and dissemination of social technologies. Among the year’s activities, Promundo led the formation of Program H’s Alliance H (Alianca H), a global alliance of organizations that seek the promotion of gender equity among youth. Promundo also developed two new complimentary projects: Project D,…
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Annual Report 2003

Promundo

In 2003, Promundo passed through a period of growth and restructuring. The accelerated growth of the institution in terms of projects, staff, and budget increased the volume of work and the complexity of the administrative and management needs. Further support was given to coordinators in technical areas (youth, gender and health, and families and communities.)

Men, Gender-based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Promundo, Instituto Noos

This report presents results from a qualitative and quantitative study with men (15-60 years old) in Rio de Janeiro on gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health. The study was one of the first in Brazil that looked at men, gender and violence.

Guy to Guy Project: Engaging young men in violence prevention and in sexual and reproductive health – Rio de Janeiro

Gary Barker, Marcos Nascimento, Soraya Oliveira, Dario Carodova, Eliza Fernandes, Bebhinn Ni Dhonail

This report presents Promundo’s experience on engaging young men in gender violence prevention and in the promotion of sexual health with stakeholders and leaders of low income communities in Rio de Janeiro.

Children, Adolescents and their Support Systems

Irene Nizzini, Gary Barker

This is an overview of the debates and discussions from the international seminar on Studying and Strengthening Community based Support for Families, Children and Young People – National and International Perspectives that took place in Rio de Janeiro in September 2001.

Children are opportunities, not risks

Irene Nizzini, Gary Barker, Neide Cassaniga

This report presents three case studies of community-based initiatives in Brazil that focus on promotion and development of all children and adolescents, not considering them as risks but as opportunities.

What about boys?

Gary Barker

A literature review carried out for the WHO on adolescent boys and health from a gender perspective.