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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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The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys

Tim Shand, Jon Hopkins, Jameel Zamir, Arik V. Marcell, Stephanie Perlson

The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys – developed by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) – is the first comprehensive package focused on supporting providers of men’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. Authored by Promundo’s Vice President of Advocacy and Partnerships Tim…
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The Link Between Men’s Zero-sum Gender Beliefs and Mental Health: Findings from Chile and Croatia

Joel Y. Wong, Elyssa M. Klann, Nataša Bijelić, Francisco Aguayo

Zero-sum gender beliefs (ZSGBs) refer to the perception that the advancement of a gender outgroup’s rights (e.g., women’s rights) would be at the expense of a gender ingroup’s rights (e.g., men’s rights). Although it seems obvious that men’s ZSGBs could be harmful to women, the authors of this study propose that such beliefs are ultimately…
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Strengthening CSO-Government Partnerships to Scale Up Approaches to Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and SRHR: A Tool for Action

Jane Kato-Wallace, Aaron Foss, contributors: Joni van de Sand, Oswaldo Montoya, Leyla Sharafi, Giovanna Lauro

Strengthening CSO-Government Partnerships to Scale Up Approaches to Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and SRHR is a tool for action developed by Promundo, UNFPA, and the MenEngage Alliance. The tool provides guidance on best practices to promote strong partnerships between civil society organizations and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender equality and sexual…
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Adolescent Boys and Young Men: Engaging Them as Supporters of Gender Equality and Health and Understanding their Vulnerabilities

Promundo, UNFPA

This report highlights the importance of engaging adolescent boys and young men in sexual and reproductive health and rights and in gender equality. It reviews current research on boys’ and young men’s specific risks and realities – and the implications for women and girls – in relation to their general health status, violence, sexuality and…
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MenCare in the Public Health Sector in Central America

REDMAS, ECPAT Guatemala, Puntos de Encuentro, Promundo, MenCare

MenCare partners ECPAT in Guatemala and Puntos de Encuentro and REDMAS in Nicaragua worked within their countries’ existing health systems to promote men’s engagement in active fatherhood and maternal, newborn, and child health. In both countries, the work led to positive changes in understanding the importance of men’s role in caregiving and involvement in pre-…
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Understanding Young Men and Masculinities in the Balkans: Implications for Health, Development, and Peace

Gary Barker, Piotr Pawlak

This literature review examines the health behaviors and livelihood challenges faced by young men aged 15 to 25 in Southeastern Europe. It provides an analysis of gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, substance abuse and mental health, and experiences of violence among young men in the region, with a particular focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia,…
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Transforming gender roles in domestic and caregiving work: preliminary findings from engaging fathers in maternal, newborn, and child health in Rwanda

Kate Doyle, Jane Kato-Wallace, Shamsi Kazimbaya, Gary Barker

This article draws on Promundo and RWAMREC’s programmatic experiences in Rwanda of implementing MenCare+, a gender transformative approach to engaging young and adult men (ages 15–35) in caregiving, maternal, newborn, and child health, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. It presents initial results from fathers’ groups with more than 600 men, including the impact of…
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Promoting Healthy Relationships and HIV/STI Prevention for Young Men: Positive Findings from an Intervention Study in Brazil

Promundo

Certain male gender norms, or social expectations about how men should behave, have been shown to promote HIV risk and related behaviors, such as partner violence. There is growing evidence of the importance and success of engaging men and explicitly addressing gender dynamics in HIV/AIDS and violence prevention initiatives. This report highlights results from an evaluation…
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Program P: A Manual for Engaging Men in Fatherhood, Caregiving, and Maternal and Child Health

Promundo, CulturaSalud, REDMAS

Program P (“P” for”padre” in Spanish and “pai” in Portuguese, meaning “father”) provides concrete strategies for engaging men in active caregiving from their partner’s pregnancy through their child’s early years. It identifies best practices on engaging men in maternal and child health, caregiving, and preventing violence against women and children. The manual was developed for use…
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