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Breaking Free From Boyhood Stereotypes: Action Steps for Parents and Content Creators

“Breaking Free From Boyhood Stereotypes: Action Steps for Parents and Content Creators” was developed by Promundo in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University and the Kering Foundation, in collaboration with Scholars & Storytellers, and Plan International USA.  Boys receive — and absorb — harmful stereotypical messages…
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Caring Under COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is – and Is Not – Changing Unpaid Care and Domestic Work Responsibilities in the United States

Brian Heilman, María Rosario Castro Bernardini, Kimberly Pfeifer

Caring Under COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is – and Is Not – Changing Unpaid Care and Domestic Work Responsibilities in the United States, a new report by Promundo and Oxfam as part of MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign, reveals findings from a rapid poll exploring the gendered and racial impacts of COVID-19 on care work….
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Staying-at-Home with our Sons: Fostering Healthy Masculinity in Challenging Times

Gary Barker, Brian Heilman, Michael Reichert

Staying-at-Home with our Sons: Fostering Healthy Masculinity in Challenging Times, a new report by Promundo and the Kering Foundation, summarizes the findings from a national survey of parents of boys ages 4-14 in the United States (US) exploring what parents in the US want for their sons and their views toward gender norms and pressures,…
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Webinar: Masculinidades, Sexualidades, Matrimonio y Uniones Infantiles Tempranas y Forzadas

Promundo in partnership with Girls Not Brides, HIAS, CARE, Puntos de Encuentro, and MenEngage Latin America hosted a webinar reflecting on lessons learned from work on masculinities and how they can be used to address child, early, and forced marriages (CEFM). View the visual summary here.

Married very young adolescent girls in Niger at greatest risk of lifetime male partner reproductive coercion and sexual violence

Stephanie M. DeLong, Mohamad I. Brooks, Sani Aliou, Rebecka Lundgren, Caitlin Corneliess, Nicole E. Johns, Sneha Challa, Nicole Carter, Giovanna Lauro, Jay G. Silverman

“Married very young adolescent girls in Niger at greatest risk of lifetime male partner reproductive coercion and sexual violence” is an article published in PLoS ONE. The purpose of this analysis was to compare and contrast reproductive health (RH), gender equity attitudes, and intimate partner violence (IPV) among married very young adolescent (VYA) girls with married…
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Cartilha de Prevenção ESCA: Exploração Sexual de Crianças Adolescentes

Previous research by Promundo on sexual exploitation of children and adolescents (SECA) practices in four Brazilian cities – and broader topics on gender, violence, and masculinities with children and adolescents – indicate that social norms play a crucial role in influencing SECA practices. To date, no in-depth empirical study had been conducted to understand the nature and extent of these connections…
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Webinar: Preventing Intergenerational Cycles of Violence

Two decades of studies affirm that exposure to violence in childhood increases the likelihood that an individual will experience or perpetrate intimate partner violence (IPV) in adulthood, as well as other forms of violence. Exposure to violence in childhood is by far the strongest predictor of whether a man uses violence later in life. Promundo,…
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Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Violence: The Promise of Psychosocial Interventions to Address Children’s Exposure to Violence

Catherine Carlson, Carin Ikenberg, Laura Vargas

Exposure to violence in childhood can have severe physical, emotional, and mental health consequences and is intimately linked with the likelihood of perpetrating or experiencing intimate partner violence in adulthood. This process whereby violence in childhood is linked to violence in adulthood can be disrupted if children and adolescents are provided with quality, targeted interventions…
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Getting to Equal: Men, Gender Equality, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Executive Summary

Margaret Greene, Blair Berger, Lilit Hakobyan, Ellen Stiefvater, Ruti Levtov

Through a review and analysis of the latest global evidence, the Getting to Equal report offers up a new way to think about men and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) from two angles: First, it reinforces what we know already – that men’s partnership and active participation are crucial to achieving SRHR for everyone;…
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Getting to Equal: Men, Gender Equality, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Margaret Greene, Ruti Levtov, Blair Berger, Lilit Hakobyan, Ellen Stiefvater

Through a review and analysis of the latest global evidence, the Getting to Equal report offers up a new way to think about men and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) from two angles: First, it reinforces what we know already – that men’s partnership and active participation are crucial to achieving SRHR for everyone;…
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