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What men have to do with it: Public Policies to Promote Gender Equality

Promundo, International Center for Research on Women

This report presents a multi-country review and analysis of policies to engage men in achieving gender equality and reducing gender disparities in health and social welfare. The policy reviews conducted by partners in Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico, and South Africa, with brief summaries on Norway and Tanzania, form the basis for the report.

Afraid of What?

Marcelo is a young man who, like most young people, has dreams, desires, and plans. His family, his friends, and the community in which he lives also have expectations for him. But Marcelo’s dreams and desires do not always match those expectations. What does Marcelo want? Both Marcelo and those around him seem to be…
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Once Upon a Girl

Boys play football.  Girls play with dolls.  Boys should be tough.  Girls should be sweet and always look nice. Once upon a girls tells the story of a girl who begins to question the “do’s and “don’ts” of the world around her and how they influence the way she thinks and acts. Touching on children’s…
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Men, Masculinities, and Public Policies: Contributions for Gender Equity

Marcos Nascimento, Marcio Segundo, Gary Barker

This report presents an analysis of public policies related to the promotion of gender equity in Brazil, and explores how these policies do or do not contemplate masculinities and the engagement of men.

Questioning gender norms with men to improve health outcomes: Evidence of impact

G. Barker, C. Ricardo, M. Nascimento, A. Olukoya, C. Santos

This article describes a review of 58 evaluation studies of programmes with men and boys in sexual and reproductive health (including HIV prevention, treatment, care and support); father involvement; gender-based violence; maternal, newborn and child health; and gender socialisation more broadly.

Promoting Gender Equity as a Strategy to Reduce HIV Risk and Gender-based Violence Among Young Men in India

Ravi Verma et al.

This report presents the findings from the impact evaluation study of Yaari Dosti, the Indian adaptation of Program H.

Gender Norms: A Key to Improving Life Outcomes in At-Risk Populations

Promundo, International Center for Research on Women

This paper is one of the first products of National Council on Gender which shows that addressing gender norms is the key to improving reproductive health outcomes for young women and men. The Institute Promundo, along with other organizations, collaborated to produce this document and participates in the Council.

Annual Report 2007–2008

Promundo

During 2007 – 2008, Promundo made notable progress in the dissemination and replication of its methodologies while receiving both national and international recognition. Three specific advocacy efforts by the instituition and its partners gained national recognition: the launching of a national campaign by president Lula to engage men in the elimination of  violence against women;…
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Experiences and Attitudes of Men and Women in Relation to Gender Equity and Health: Preliminary Results from a Household Survey Conducted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christine Ricardo, Marcio Segundo, Marcos Nascimento

This report presents initial results from the application of IMAGES (International Men and Gender Equality Survey) with men and women (18-59 years old) in Rio de Janeiro.

Men, Masculinities, Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Violence: A Literature Review and Call for Action

Christine Ricardo, Gary Barker

This paper explores possible linkages between masculinities and different forms of sexual exploitation and sexual violence. Specifically, it seeks to answer the question: How do prevailing norms and views of manhood, or masculinities, contribute to some men’s use of sexual violence, and the “demand-side” of sexual exploitation?