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Engaging Men and Boys in Advancing Women’s Agency: Where We Stand and New Directions

Paul J. Fleming, Gary Barker, Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Matthew Morton

This review explores the evidence base on the role of men and boys in advancing women’s agency. It examines the literature on gender norms and their influence on attitudes and behaviors, including men’s use of violence against women, and explores the benefits of gender equality and women’s agency for men. It presents results from the…
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Boys and Education in the Global South: Emerging Vulnerabilities and New Opportunities for Promoting Changes in Gender Norms

Gary Barker, Ravi Verma, John Crownover, Marcio Segundo, Vanessa Fonseca, Juan Manuel Contreras, Brian Heilman, Peter Pawlak

This article presents a review of global data on boys’ education in the Global South and recent findings on the influence of boys’ educational a!ainment on their a!itudes and behaviors in terms of gender equality. The article also presents three examples—from Brazil, the Balkans, and India—on evaluated, school-based approaches for engaging boys and girls in…
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Bridges to Adulthood: Understanding the Lifelong Influence of Men’s Childhood Experiences of Violence

Manuel Contreras, Brian Heilman, Gary Barker, Ajay Singh, Ravi Verma, Joanna Bloomfield

This report explores the prevalence and nature of violence against children as well as its potential lifelong effects. Using IMAGES data from six countries (Brazil, Chile, Croatia, India, Mexico, and Rwanda), the report expands understanding of these issues by examining data from low- and middle-income countries, by analyzing men’s reports of experiencing and perpetrating violence,…
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Men who Care: A Multi-Country Qualitative Study of Men in Non-Traditional Caregiving Roles

Promundo, International Center for Research on Women

The study presents the results of life history interviews with more than 80 men in 5 countries — all carrying out caregiving in the home or as a profession. These interviews provide key insights on the challenges to men taking on more equitable caregiving, as well as on how to encourage more men to take…
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Engaging Men to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: A Multi-Country Intervention and Impact Evaluation Study

Promundo

This report is an impact evaluation of a multi-country project to engage men and boys in preventing violence against women and promoting gender equality. Implemented in India, Brazil, Chile, and Rwanda, with support from the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, the project activities in each country varied, but they all included educational…
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What men have to do with it: Public Policies to Promote Gender Equality

Promundo, International Center for Research on Women

This report presents a multi-country review and analysis of policies to engage men in achieving gender equality and reducing gender disparities in health and social welfare. The policy reviews conducted by partners in Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico, and South Africa, with brief summaries on Norway and Tanzania, form the basis for the report.

Promoting Gender Equity as a Strategy to Reduce HIV Risk and Gender-based Violence Among Young Men in India

Ravi Verma et al.

This report presents the findings from the impact evaluation study of Yaari Dosti, the Indian adaptation of Program H.

Challenging and Changing Gender Attitudes among Young Men in Mumbai, India

Ravi K Verma, Julie Pulerwitz, Vaishali Mahendra, Sujata Khandekar, Gary Barker, P Fulpagare, SK Singh

This article presents findings from a pilot intervention in 2005–2006 to promote gender equity among young men from low-income communities in Mumbai, India. The project involved formative work on gender, sexuality and masculinity, and educational activities with 126 young men, aged 18–29, over a six-month period. The programme was called Yaari Dosti, Hindi for friendship…
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