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Masculinity Today: Men’s Attitudes to Gender Stereotypes and Violence Against Women

UNFPA Ukraine

To fill the gaps in the data on men’s behavioral practices and attitudes related to gender equality and violence, UNFPA Ukraine launched a survey – based on the approaches of Promundo’s International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMАGES) – adjusted to the socio-cultural context in Ukraine. The survey topics covered men’s experiences in childhood and…
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The Bullying Crisis: Drivers and Consequences Among Young Men in the US: Executive Summary

Taveeshi Gupta, Brian Heilman

Building on prior research by Promundo-US and Axe, Unilever’s leading male grooming brand, The Bullying Crisis: Drivers and Consequences Among Young Men in the US explores how young men use, experience, witness, and intervene to stop multiple forms of physical, social, and online bullying using a nationally representative sample in the United States. In addition, this report…
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The Bullying Crisis: Drivers and Consequences Among Young Men in the US

Taveeshi Gupta, Brian Heilman

The Bullying Crisis: Drivers and Consequences Among Young Men in the US report builds on prior research by Promundo-US and Axe, Unilever’s leading male grooming brand, in The Man Box report. In line with a burgeoning field of bullying research, this new study explores how young men use, experience, witness, and intervene to stop multiple forms of physical, social,…
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Helping Dads Care

Promundo, Dove Men+Care

Promundo and Dove Men+Care partnered to carry out a pioneering study, surveying over 1,700 men and women aged 25 to 45 in the United States, on what keeps fathers from taking parental leave and being the fully involved caregivers they want to be. The results – released in the Helping Dads Care report – confirm first and foremost…
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Engendering Healthy Masculinities to Prevent Sexual Violence: Rationale for and Design of the Manhood 2.0 Trial

Kaleab Abebe, Kelley Jones, Alison Culyba, Nayck Feliz, Heather Anderson, Irving Torres, Sarah Zelazny, Patricia Bamwine, Adwoa Boateng, Benjamin Cirba, Autumn Detchon, Danielle Devine, Zoe Feinstein, Justin Macak, Michael Massof, Summer Miller-Walfish, Sarah Elizabeth Morrow, Paul Mulbah, Zabi Mulwa, Taylor Paglisotti, Lisa Ripper, Katie Ports, Jennifer Matjasko, Aapta Garg, Jane Kato-Wallace, Julie Pulerwitz, Elizabeth Miller

Violence against women and girls is an important global health concern, and many organizations highlight engaging men and boys in preventing violence as a potentially impactful public health prevention strategy. Adapted from an international setting for use in the United States, Manhood 2.0 is a gender-transformative program that involves challenging harmful gender and sexuality norms…
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When They Call You an “Exemplary Man”: A Qualitative Study on Masculinities That Challenge Machismo

Puntos de Encuentro, Centro Bartolomé de las Casas, Promundo

Funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Puntos de Encuentro (Nicaragua) collaborated with Centro Bartolomé de las Casas (El Salvador) and Promundo (United States) to conduct a series of studies to explore and describe the drivers of and barriers to nonviolent masculine identities in Nicaragua and El Salvador. As part of that effort, this…
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Personal and Collective Histories, Visions and Practices: A Quantitative Study of Men in Managua

Irela Solórzano, Sebastián Hernández, Kristina Vlahovicova, Douglas Mendoza, Olga Rocha Ulloa

This publication presents results from a study on masculinities and violence – inspired by IMAGES – carried out in Nicaragua, as part of a two-country research project promoting forms of nonviolent masculinities in Nicaragua and El Salvador.  The report addresses gender-related attitudes and behaviors of men and provides current and relevant information for designing community, multi-sectoral,…
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Masculinities and Violence Study in Nicaragua: Executive Summary

Irela Solórzano Prado, Rubén Reyes Jirón, Olga Rocha Ulloa, Sebastián Andrés Hernández Leiva, Douglas Ernesto Castro, Kristina Vlahovic

This publication presents the main findings from two studies on masculinities and violence – inspired by IMAGES – carried out in Managua, Nicaragua, as part of a two-country research project promoting forms of nonviolent masculinities in Nicaragua and El Salvador. The executive summary shares results from a quantitative study on men’s gender-related attitudes and behaviors…
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Exploring Harmful Practices of Early/Child Marriage and FGM/C in Georgia

Taveeshi Gupta, Alice Taylor, Giovanna Lauro, Lela Shengelia, Lela Sturua

Until recently, early/child marriage has been notably absent from public rhetoric and policies in Georgia, a country where 14 percent of women marry before the age of 18, constituting one of Europe’s highest rates of early/child marriage. The lack of recognition of early/child marriage as a human rights issue that merits resources and attention in…
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Masculine Norms and Violence: Making the Connections

Brian Heilman, Gary Barker

What are the links between masculine norms and men’s likelihood to perpetrate or experience violence? What implications do these links have for efforts to prevent the many forms of men’s violence? Find out more in this report exploring connections between masculine norms and violence, including intimate partner violence, child sexual abuse, bullying, homicide, suicide, and…
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