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.
In Brazil there are 23,141,413 children under 6 years old. This paper addresses issues relating to early childhood in Brazil, the laws that protect and promote the children’s rights in this age group and the situation in which this part of the population is in different contexts – for example, with respect to education and…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 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.
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.
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,…continue reading
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.)
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.
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.