This report shows the results of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Rwanda, including men’s perceptions about masculinity and gender-based violence (GBV). The study, conducted from January 2010 to June 2010, examined the roots of GBV in relation to perceptions about masculinity within Rwandan society.
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…continue reading
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.
This manual includes activities for working with adolescent and young men in the prevention of violence.
“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…continue reading
“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.
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,…continue reading
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.
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…continue reading
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…continue reading