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Living Peace: Scaling Up Healing After Conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Promundo

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…
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Risk Factors for Men’s Lifetime Perpetration of Physical Violence against Intimate Partners: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Eight Countries

Paul J. Fleming, Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Matthew Morton, Ruti Levtov, Brian Heilman, Gary Barker

Using data from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), this paper examines men’s lifetime physical intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration across eight low- and middle-income countries, to better understand key risk factors that interventions can target in order to promote gender equality and reduce IPV.

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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Pathways to Gender-Equitable Men: Findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey in Eight Countries

Ruti Galia Levtov, Gary Barker, Manuel Contreras-Urbina, Brian Heilman, Ravi Verma

This article presents findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), one of the most comprehensive efforts of its kind to gather data on men’s attitudes and practices related to gender equality in eight low- and middle-income countries: Brazil, Chile, Mexico, India, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. It…
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Living Peace Groups Implementation Manual and Final Project Report: GBV Prevention and Social Restoration in the DRC and Burundi

Promundo

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.

A Study of Gender, Masculinities and Reintegration of Former Combatants in Rwanda: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

Henny Slegh, Angela Jansen, Gary Barker, Kate Doyle

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.

MenCare South Africa Film

Fatherhood is a gift to children, but it’s also a gift to dads. In Khayelitsha, Themba inspires his younger brother, Andrew, who is about to become a father. Created by Nathan Golon.

The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape?

Brian Heilman, Luciana Hebert, Nastasia Paul-Gera

This report presents an overview of five study sites of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), presents findings related to men’s self-reported perpetration of sexual violence, investigates seven domains of possible influences on men’s sexual violence perpetration and provides actionable lessons and recommendations. The International Center for Research on Women conducted this analysis…
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Gender Relations, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and the Effects of Conflict on Women and Men in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

Promundo, Sonke Gender Justice

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).

The Other Side of Gender: Men as Critical Agents of Change

Joseph Vess, Gary Barker, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Alexa Hassink

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,…
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