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Getting Men to Care: Social Norms and Men’s Participation in Unpaid Care Work

Promundo

In November, 2018, Promundo convened a group of global and regional experts for a two-day meeting to discuss the role of social norm change in achieving equality in care work. The convening was funded by Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN), an initiative led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Under the heading Getting…
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Youth and the Field of Countering Violent Extremism

Marc Sommers

Although most youth are peaceful, the overwhelming majority of people who become violent extremists are youth — and most are male youth. The lack of clarity about the fraction of youth populations vulnerable to violent extremism makes the practice of countering or preventing entrance into a violent extremist organization (VEO) an exceptionally challenging endeavor. The…
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Momentum Toward Equality: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Tanzania: Executive Summary

Ruti Levtov, Kristina Vlahovicova, Gary Barker, Ellen Stiefvater, Lugano Daimon, Aroldia D. Mulokozi

In Tanzania, the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) provided new data and insights to understand how men’s and women’s gendered attitudes, behaviors, and norms impact a range of well-being and development outcomes. It explored themes from sexual and reproductive health to caregiving, violence, laws and policies, and more. The study combined an in-depth household…
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Momentum Toward Equality: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Tanzania

Ruti Levtov, Kristina Vlahovicova, Gary Barker, Ellen Stiefvater, Lugano Daimon, Aroldia D. Mulokozi

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is one of the most comprehensive household studies carried out around the world on men’s and women’s attitudes and practices on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality. In Tanzania, IMAGES provided new data and insights to understand how men’s and women’s gendered attitudes, behaviors, and…
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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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Engaging Men in Rural Uganda

Prevention+

This Prevention+ case study highlights the work by Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU), one of the leading NGOs in Uganda that advocates for access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services for men and women. The organization has strong male engagement strategies, including involving fathers through positive parenting interventions and encouraging men to support…
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Bandebereho/Role Model: Fathers and Couples Program Reduces Domestic Violence by 44%

Prevention+

This Prevention+ case study highlights the MenCare+ program in Rwanda, the precursor of Prevention+. Results from the randomized control trial showed violence by men against their partners was reduced by over 40%. The program (known as Bandebereho in Rwanda, meaning “role model”) built the participants’ skills to have stronger, more equal and nonviolent relationships among…
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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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Being a Man in Maputo: Masculinities, Poverty, and Violence in Mozambique

Henny Slegh, Esmeralda Mariano, Silvia Roque, Gary Barker

The report Being a Man in Maputo: Masculinities, Poverty, and Violence in Mozambique presents the results of the adaptation of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Maputo, Mozambique. The study examines the connections between masculinities, gender norms, violent and nonviolent practices, and urban violence, and its findings seek to inform governmental and nongovernmental actors in…
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Can Targeting Men Reduce Intimate Partner Violence?

SVRI, Promundo, Living Peace Institute

This brief outlines findings from the qualitative, time-series impact evaluation of the Living Peace intervention piloted by Promundo in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Living Peace program targeted the husbands of women who had experienced conflict-related rape and intimate partner violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), helping men and their partners develop…
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