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Promoting Gender Equity for HIV and Violence Prevention: Results from the PEPFAR Male Norms Initiative Evaluation in Ethiopia

PATH, EngenderHealth, Miz-Hasab Research Center, HIWOT Ethiopia, Promundo

Certain male gender norms, or social expectations about how men should behave, have been shown to promote HIV risk and related behaviors, such as partner violence. There is growing evidence of the importance and success of engaging men and explicitly addressing gender dynamics in HIV/AIDS and violence prevention initiatives. This report highlights results from an…
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Violence against young children: What does gender have to do with it?

Gary Barker, Marcos Nascimento

Despite a clear connection between violence against children and violence against women, the two issues are rarely considered together. In this article from the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Early Childhood Matters, Gary Barker and Marcos Nascimento discuss results from their recent research in Brazil and from global survey data.

Young Men for the End of Violence: Manual for Facilitators

CulturaSalud

This manual includes activities for working with adolescent and young men in the prevention of violence.

Once Upon a Boy: Discussion Guide

Promundo, ECOS, Instituto Papai, Salud y Género

“Once Upon a Boy” presents the story of a young man and the challenges he faces in growing up. During the video, the young man encounters machismo, family violence, homophobia, doubts regarding his sexuality, his first sexual experience, pregnancy, a sexually transmitted disease and fatherhood. The video guide contains tips for working with the video…
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Afraid of What: Discussion Guide

Promundo, ECOS, Instituto Papai, Salud y Género

“Afraid of What” is a no-words cartoon video that invites viewers to reflect critically on how to eliminate homophobia and promote respect for sexual diversity. The video guide contains notes about the video, instructions for facilitators about how to use the video, and activities to stimulate discussion about the themes found in the video.

Global Symposium on Engaging Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality: A Summary Report

Lucile C. Atkin, Gary Barker, Christine Ricardo, Marcos Nascimento, Gabriel Azevedo de Aguiar

The first Global Symposium on Engaging Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality in 2009 brought together 439 researchers, activists, and practitioners from 77 countries to exchange experiences and forge collective actions for engaging men and boys in achieving gender equality and social justice. The report presents an overview of cross-cutting themes, lessons learned, research results,…
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Ending Corporal and Humiliating Punishments

Isadora Garcia, Marianna Olinger, Tatiana Araujo

This manual is designed to inform and empower fathers, mothers, and caregivers of children to use positive discipline over corporal punishment. It contains educational activities to promote reflection on the use of physical and humiliating punishment against children.

Annual Report 2009

Promundo

The year 2009 was distinguished by two events that highlighted Promundo’s commitment to eliminating inequalities between men and women and between adults and children. From March 30th-April 3rd, we co-hosted the first Global Symposium on Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality in collaboration with diverse partner organizations. In December, we co-hosted the National Symposium…
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Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality and Health: A Global Toolkit for Action

Promundo, MenEngage, UNFPA

Promundo and MenEngage Alliance with support from UNFPA produced this toolkit that addresses strategies and lessons learnt for engaging men and boys in diverse themes, such as sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; fatherhood; HIV and AIDS; gender-based violence; advocacy and policy, as well as addressing issues around monitoring and evaluation of…
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Program M: Working with Young Women

Promundo, Salud y Genero, ECOS, Instituto Papai, World Education

The Program M manual includes more than 30 activities to carry out group work with young women (ages 15 to 24) on gender identity, relationships, sexuality, reproductive health, motherhood and caregiving, drugs, work and preventing and living with HIV and AIDS.