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…continue reading
This MenEngage-UNFPA advocacy brief explores how to engage men and boys in preventing and responding to sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. Both the prevention of such violence and the quality of responses when it has occurred will be greatly enhanced by understanding men’s varied relations to this violence and by engaging men at…continue reading
This report aims to complement and further the work of the women, peace, and security agenda through a discussion of the formation of male identities, drivers of conflict, and the effects of conflict on male identities. Understanding the varied perceptions and experiences of men and how they can positively contribute to peace and security efforts,…continue reading
In collaboration with the MenEngage Alliance and with support from UNIFEM, Promundo produced a module for the virtual knowledge centre on how to work with men and boys in the prevention of violence against women and girls.
This publication features specific data from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) on violence against women in three countries in the Latin American region: Brazil, Chile and Mexico. It complements the report “Masculinidades y Políticas de Equidad de Género: Reflexiones a partir de la Encuesta IMAGES y una revisión de políticas en Brasil,…continue reading
The purpose of this brief is to promote reflection on the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents (CSEC). Cases are often invisible due to gender norms that contribute to the acceptance of male dominance over women, as well as the justification of sexual rights violations against adolescents in the case of marriage.
Wind on my Face (“Vento no Rosto,” in Portuguese) is a book created by children with messages for adults. The story was created by 12 boys and girls between 6 and 13 years old from the community of Maré, in Rio de Janeiro, through the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation’s Sport, Culture, and Citizenship project. The book…continue reading
This toolkit presents the short version of the approach contained in Programs H and M. It seeks to make the model accessible so that an increasing number of teachers, facilitators, youth workers, coaches, and health workers have the means to become gender equality activists – engaging young people to achieve lives free of inequalities, discrimination,…continue reading
This briefing prepared in collaboration by MenEngage, Promundo, Rutgers WPF, and MenCare+ explores how programs for men who have used IPV can be part of comprehensive approaches to ending IPV but that they must be implemented with considerable caution. It reviews the literature on approaches and common program components; summarizes the emerging evidence, including evaluation…continue reading
Carlos’ Story was originally part of a project entitled “Life Stories of Young Men in Managua” by the Nicaraguan NGO Puntos de Encuentro that aimed to increase public awareness around sexual abuse and to empower young men, survivors and men at risk of engaging in commercial sexual exploitation. As a part of the MenCare Campaign,…continue reading