This story of change pulls out the main findings and recommendations from Living Peace: EMERGE Case Study, which focuses on the work of Living Peace in DRC. This initiative provides support through group therapy for men (and their partners) to reduce sexual and gender-based violence and promote equitable gender norms.
Conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has caused millions of people to lose their lives, suffer displacement or become the victims or perpetrators of violence. Although there has been a spotlight on sexual violence as a weapon of war, much less attention has been given to the psychological impact of conflict on both…continue reading
Living Peace is reaching thousands of men and women, including military, police, health workers, and religious leaders, to prevent violence and create sustainable peace in North and South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Watch the full film, Living Peace: The Story of Abby and Kyalu, here.
Abby and Kyalu were abducted by rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2008. Abby was forced into hard labor and Kyalu, his wife, was raped, and had a child as a result. Once they returned home, Abby expelled Kyalu. This film presents their recovery as part of Promundo’s Living Peace initiative.
Starting in 2015, Promundo and partners began implementing a four-year expansion of the innovative Living Peace program throughout the North and South Kivu provinces in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Implementing community advocacy along with group therapy, Living Peace uses a locally owned approach to address the root causes of violence associated with…continue reading
The report “This isn’t the life for you”: Masculinities and Nonviolence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil presents the results of the adaptation of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Rio de Janeiro. The study focuses on gender, masculinities, and nonviolence in the context of urban violence, covering the interactions between violence in public and…continue reading
This manual provides the resources and tools for organizations and practitioners in post-conflict settings to sustainably engage men in gender-based violence prevention through Living Peace groups. The methodology is based on best practices with male social group-therapy programs and gender-transformative group educational programs developed by Promundo.
This report presents results from IMAGES conducted in the Mutobo Demobilization and Reintegration Center in Rwanda by Promundo and partners during October 2013 and January 2014.
This report presents the complete results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) conducted by Promundo, Sonke Gender Justice, and Institut Supérieur du Lac in Goma, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
This report aims to complement and further the work of the women, peace, and security agenda through a discussion of the formation of male identities, drivers of conflict, and the effects of conflict on male identities. Understanding the varied perceptions and experiences of men and how they can positively contribute to peace and security efforts,…continue reading