This brief outlines approaches to reducing violence against women through psychological interventions targeting men. The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), in partnership with the World Bank Group, has funded several studies in East and Central Africa that target men and local gender norms, including the Living Peace intervention piloted by Promundo in Democratic Republic of…continue reading
This report presents the findings of a qualitative, time-series evaluation that assessed the impact on intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention of a pilot intervention program called Living Peace, which targeted the husbands of women who had experienced conflict-related rape and IPV in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The impact evaluation was conducted in…continue reading
This manual, developed with WorldFish, is intended for community facilitators who are well-trained in gender equality issues and who coordinate savings and internal lending communities in the Barotse Floodplain of western Zambia. It contains 12 activity-based sessions designed for use with partnered and un-partnered men and women around gender and power dynamics, caregiving and shared household decision-making,…continue reading
This brief summarizes the findings of a scoping study conducted in February 2015 to understand the strengths and areas of growth of the gender development and coordinating subcommittees at the district and provincial levels in western Zambia, and of the gender networks at the national level. While the findings presented in this brief are specific…continue reading
This report presents results from the Nigeria Men and Gender Equality Survey (NiMAGES), based on the methodology of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) and conducted by Voices 4 Change (V4C) Nigeria.
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
Landuwari journeys to an understanding that sharing the work at home, supporting women’s economic empowerment, and girls’ education benefits the entire family, in this four-minute “MenCare Short.” Watch the full film here.
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, in this three-minute “MenCare Short.” Watch the full film here.
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.