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Engaging Men and Boys in Advancing Women’s Agency: Where We Stand and New Directions

Paul J. Fleming, Gary Barker, Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Matthew Morton

This review explores the evidence base on the role of men and boys in advancing women’s agency. It examines the literature on gender norms and their influence on attitudes and behaviors, including men’s use of violence against women, and explores the benefits of gender equality and women’s agency for men. It presents results from the…
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Boys and Education in the Global South: Emerging Vulnerabilities and New Opportunities for Promoting Changes in Gender Norms

Gary Barker, Ravi Verma, John Crownover, Marcio Segundo, Vanessa Fonseca, Juan Manuel Contreras, Brian Heilman, Peter Pawlak

This article presents a review of global data on boys’ education in the Global South and recent findings on the influence of boys’ educational a!ainment on their a!itudes and behaviors in terms of gender equality. The article also presents three examples—from Brazil, the Balkans, and India—on evaluated, school-based approaches for engaging boys and girls in…
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Bridges to Adulthood: Understanding the Lifelong Influence of Men’s Childhood Experiences of Violence

Manuel Contreras, Brian Heilman, Gary Barker, Ajay Singh, Ravi Verma, Joanna Bloomfield

This report explores the prevalence and nature of violence against children as well as its potential lifelong effects. Using IMAGES data from six countries (Brazil, Chile, Croatia, India, Mexico, and Rwanda), the report expands understanding of these issues by examining data from low- and middle-income countries, by analyzing men’s reports of experiencing and perpetrating violence,…
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The Young Men Initiative – A Case Study

CARE International

The Young Men Initiative (YMI) is a promising, evidence-based strategy for engaging young men throughout the Western Balkans in the promotion of gender equality and the prevention of violence. Pilot activities took place from 2007 to 2010 and reached over 4,000 young men ages 14-18 through educational workshops and campaign activities. The design, implementation and…
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Men and Gender Relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Results of IMAGES Research

Srdjan Dusanic, Promundo

This report presents results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with attitudes and behaviors of men and boys as part of the project implemented by Perpetuum mobile – Center for Youth and Community Development and CARE International North-West Balkan and supported by Promundo.

IMAGES Croatia: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey

Nataša Bijelić

This report presents results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) conducted in Croatia. The research was conducted using a sample of 1500 men and 505 women aged from 18-68, in the Republic of Croatia in the city of Zagreb and the cities and villages in the Osječko-baranjska and Vukovarsko-srijemska county. The full…
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