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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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Promoting Healthy Relationships and HIV/STI Prevention for Young Men: Positive Findings from an Intervention Study in Brazil

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 evaluation…
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Program P: A Manual for Engaging Men in Fatherhood, Caregiving, and Maternal and Child Health

Promundo, CulturaSalud, REDMAS

Program P (“P” for”padre” in Spanish and “pai” in Portuguese, meaning “father”) provides concrete strategies for engaging men in active caregiving from their partner’s pregnancy through their child’s early years. It identifies best practices on engaging men in maternal and child health, caregiving, and preventing violence against women and children. The manual was developed for use…
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Sensitization on Gender, Sexuality, and Health: Ideas and Experiences

Danielle Bittencourt, Vanessa Fonseca

In 2011 and 2012, Promundo conducted 68 awareness workshops on gender, sexuality, and health in 38 Brazilian cities. Aiming to promote the questioning of rigid gender norms and reflection on the influences of these norms on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth, the workshops offered educational tools and promoted the exchange of experiences between…
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Men who Care: A Multi-Country Qualitative Study of Men in Non-Traditional Caregiving Roles

Promundo, International Center for Research on Women

The study presents the results of life history interviews with more than 80 men in 5 countries — all carrying out caregiving in the home or as a profession. These interviews provide key insights on the challenges to men taking on more equitable caregiving, as well as on how to encourage more men to take…
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Program H and Program M: Engaging young men and empowering young women to promote gender equality and health

Christine Ricardo, Marcos Nascimento, Vanessa Fonseca, Márcio Segundo

This publication discusses the development, implementation, and results of Programs H and M. It was made possible with support from the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).

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.

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.

Engaging Men at the Community Level

The ACQUIRE Project/EngenderHealth, Promundo

This is a manual to help participants develop activities at a community level to create a supportive environment for work related to male engagement and HIV and AIDS. It forms part of the “Engaging Men and Boys in HIV and AIDS Prevention, Care and Support” package developed during a partnership project between Promundo and EngenderHealth,…
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