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.
Abby and Kyalu were abducted by rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2008. Abby was forced into hard labor and Kyalu, his wife, was raped, and had a child as a result. Once they returned home, Abby expelled Kyalu. This film presents their recovery as part of Promundo’s Living Peace initiative.
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…continue reading
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.
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…continue reading
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…continue reading