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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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Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Gender-based Violence: Principles, Lessons Learned, and Ways Forward

Dean Peacock, Gary Barker

This article examines the rationale for working with men and boys for gender equality; describes key findings from multi-country studies – including IMAGES – about the relationship between notions of masculinities and men’s gender-related practices; documents key principles guiding much gender equality work with men and boys; identifies emerging strategies and proposes key next steps to…
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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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Global pathways to men’s caregiving: Mixed methods findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey and the Men Who Care study

Jane Kato-Wallace, Gary Barker, Marci Eads, Ruti Levtov

This mixed method study explores which men are more involved in caregiving, and what childhood and adulthood factors influence their level of involvement. This is an Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 2014, copyright Taylor & Francis.

A Radical Agenda for Men’s Caregiving

Gary Barker

The gender equality agenda has long discussed the unequal burden of care work for women and girls. But this debate has seldom focused on how to create the conditions necessary for men and boys to do more care work and be part of a global effort to value care work, regardless of who carries it…
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Exploração Sexual Comercial de Crianças e Adolescentes e suas faces invisíveis: casos em comunidades do Município do Rio de Janeiro

Vanessa Fonseca

The purpose of this brief is to promote reflection on the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents (CSEC). Cases are often invisible due to gender norms that contribute to the acceptance of male dominance over women, as well as the justification of sexual rights violations against adolescents in the case of marriage.

‘I can do women’s work’: reflections on engaging men as allies in women’s economic empowerment in Rwanda

Henny Slegh, Gary Barker, Augustin Kimonyo, Prudence Ndolimana, Matt Bannerman

The benefits of women’s economic empowerment are well-known and documented in the development literature. Few studies and interventions, however, have explored how men react or can be engaged to enhance such interventions. This article presents an evaluation of a pilot project in Rwanda in collaboration with CARE Rwanda’s Village Savings and Loan (VSL) programme that…
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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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“Entre Nós”: Limites e possibilidades de ações educativas para a promoção da equidade de gênero em escolas do Rio de Janeiro e Salvador

Vanessa Fonseca, Christine Ricardo

This paper proposes a debate on the limits and possibilities of implementing projects aimed at promoting gender equity in schools, from the educational tools and their adaptations created for this purpose – Programs H and M.

Pais e Filhas: Uma experiência de envolvimento de pais de meninas na promoção da equidade de gênero e emporamento de suas filhas

Vanessa Fonseca, Christine Ricardo

This study examined how the dynamics of relationships between fathers and daughters influences the empowerment of girls, in order to raise awareness among parents about the challenges and opportunities that can arise from their relationship with their daughters.

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