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Very Young Adolescence 2.0: A curriculum to promote gender equality and sexual and reproductive health

Jane Kato-Wallace, Ruti Levtov

The period of adolescence is now widely recognized as an important time of transition into young adulthood, in which most young people begin to achieve puberty, turn increasingly to peers as reference points, and experiment with social risk-taking behavior. A deeper understanding of how gender norms are shaped and manifest in early adolescence is needed, as…
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Getting to Equal: An Overview

Promundo

This 4-page document provides an overview of Promundo’s Getting to Equal initiative. The initiative aims to shift the global discourse on men and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) among practitioners, donors, academics, policymakers, and providers toward a more holistic, gendered, and relational understanding of SRHR, as well as toward ways to achieve global goals…
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Getting to Equal: Engaging Men and Boys in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Gender Equality

Promundo

Unmet sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs are a critical threat to the health of individuals worldwide, and gender inequalities remain a significant barrier to addressing such health issues. Harmful gender norms and attitudes influence men’s and women’s health and well-being, shaping men’s behaviors in ways that have a direct impact on the sexual and…
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Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Pakistan (PAK-IMAGES)

Rutgers Pakistan

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Pakistan (PAK-IMAGES) combines quantitative and qualitative data with a literature review on gender-based violence. The survey incorporates male and female participants, aged 18-49, from four provinces in Pakistan: Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh. This is the first formalized study which assesses men’s perception on a variety…
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Engaging Men in Rural Uganda

Prevention+

This Prevention+ case study highlights the work by Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU), one of the leading NGOs in Uganda that advocates for access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services for men and women. The organization has strong male engagement strategies, including involving fathers through positive parenting interventions and encouraging men to support…
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Bandebereho/Role Model: Fathers and Couples Program Reduces Domestic Violence by 44%

Prevention+

This Prevention+ case study highlights the MenCare+ program in Rwanda, the precursor of Prevention+. Results from the randomized control trial showed violence by men against their partners was reduced by over 40%. The program (known as Bandebereho in Rwanda, meaning “role model”) built the participants’ skills to have stronger, more equal and nonviolent relationships among…
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Preventing Violence and Promoting Fatherhood in Pakistan

Prevention+

This Prevention+ case study highlights the work to engage men and boys in the Rutgers Pakistan initiatives. Strategies include capacity building for stakeholders (such as trainings for government institutions, community members and youth), youth empowerment initiatives, participation in alliances and advocacy activities. A fatherhood campaign was conducted across Pakistan to encourage the transformation of negative…
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National Dialogue to Prevent Violence Against Women

Prevention+

This Prevention+ case study highlights the work in Lebanon with religious leaders. Throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, religious leaders are highly influential figures who directly and indirectly affect laws, policies, and social norms. ABAAD has been pioneering the field of engaging men and boys in MENA since 2011. This case study is…
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Training the Police: How to Implement Institutional Level Change to Reduce Gender-Based Violence

Prevention+

This Prevention+ case study highlights Rutgers WPF Indonesia work to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) and re-define negative cultural and social norms on masculinity using positive messages. The work includes promoting the equal sharing of roles and parenting in the domestic environment and providing men with counseling services on domestic violence in order to change behavior….
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A Men’s Perspective on Gender Equality in Kosovo: Main Findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

OSCE Mission in Kosovo, UNFPA Kosovo

This study is primarily based on the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES). A mixed methodology approach was used, which included desk research, a quantitative survey with 1,001 men and 500 women, four focus group discussions and 26 in-depth interviews with key stakeholders and experts. The study aims to gain a comprehensive understanding of…
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