Masculine Norms and Men’s Health: Making the Connections: Executive Summary


What are the links between masculine norms and men’s health outcomes globally? What implications do these links have for efforts to improve men’s health – alongside efforts to improve the health of women and children – and as part of broader efforts to create healthier, thriving societies? This new report provides an overview of the…
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Exploring Male Engagement in Premarital Abortion: Perceptions and Lived Experiences of Young Women and Men in New Delhi, India

Promundo, International Center for Research on Women

In India, unsafe abortion is the third leading cause of maternal death, and it contributes 8% to all such deaths every year. Even though unmarried women in India have the legal right to abortion, they face challenges because of the secrecy, shame, and stigma associated with premarital sex and abortion, in addition to difficulties accessing services…
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Understanding How to Promote Men’s Caregiving to Advance Gender Equality

UN Women, Promundo

This guidance note draws data and recommendations from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) on the topic of promoting men’s caregiving to advance gender equality. It provides actionable steps and guidance on how civil society partners and United Nations actors can design and adapt programming and influence…
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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


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


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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Engendering Healthy Masculinities to Prevent Sexual Violence: Rationale for and Design of the Manhood 2.0 Trial

Kaleab Abebe, Kelley Jones, Alison Culyba, Nayck Feliz, Heather Anderson, Irving Torres, Sarah Zelazny, Patricia Bamwine, Adwoa Boateng, Benjamin Cirba, Autumn Detchon, Danielle Devine, Zoe Feinstein, Justin Macak, Michael Massof, Summer Miller-Walfish, Sarah Elizabeth Morrow, Paul Mulbah, Zabi Mulwa, Taylor Paglisotti, Lisa Ripper, Katie Ports, Jennifer Matjasko, Aapta Garg, Jane Kato-Wallace, Julie Pulerwitz, Elizabeth Miller

Violence against women and girls is an important global health concern, and many organizations highlight engaging men and boys in preventing violence as a potentially impactful public health prevention strategy. Adapted from an international setting for use in the United States, Manhood 2.0 is a gender-transformative program that involves challenging harmful gender and sexuality norms…
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Manhood 2.0: A Curriculum Promoting a Gender-Equitable Future of Manhood

Promundo-US, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Manhood 2.0 is a gender-transformative curriculum developed by Promundo and the University of Pittsburgh to engage young men aged 15 to 24 in reflecting on the impacts of harmful gender norms, specifically those surrounding issues such as teen pregnancy prevention, dating violence and sexual assault, and the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer…
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Exploring Harmful Practices of Early/Child Marriage and FGM/C in Georgia

Taveeshi Gupta, Alice Taylor, Giovanna Lauro, Lela Shengelia, Lela Sturua

Until recently, early/child marriage has been notably absent from public rhetoric and policies in Georgia, a country where 14 percent of women marry before the age of 18, constituting one of Europe’s highest rates of early/child marriage. The lack of recognition of early/child marriage as a human rights issue that merits resources and attention in…
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Gender-Transformative Bandebereho Couples’ Intervention to Promote Male Engagement in Reproductive and Maternal Health and Violence Prevention in Rwanda: Findings From a Randomized Controlled Trial

Kate Doyle, Ruti Levtov, Gary Barker, Gautam Bastian, Jeffrey Bingenheimer, Shamsi Kazimbaya, Anicet Nzabonimpa, Julie Pulerwitz, Felix Sayinzoga, Vandana Sharma, Dominick Shattuck

This research article, released in the journal PLOS ONE, covers an evaluation led by Promundo, together with the Rwanda Biomedical Center and Rwanda Men’s Resource Center. The recent multi-site study examines the impact of the Bandebereho gender-transformative couples’ intervention on behavioral and health-related outcomes influenced by gender norms and power dynamics in Rwanda, and strengthens existing evidence…
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