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Gender Relations, Sexual Violence and the Effects of Conflict on Women and Men in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Preliminary Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

Promundo, Sonke Gender Justice

This report presents the preliminary results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Men, Gender Equality and Gender Relations in Mali: Findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey

Henny Slegh, Gary Barker, Maimouna Toliver, Aliou Bah, Mamadou Keita

This report provides a summary of key findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Mali.

‘I can do women’s work’: reflections on engaging men as allies in women’s economic empowerment in Rwanda

Henny Slegh, Gary Barker, Augustin Kimonyo, Prudence Ndolimana, Matt Bannerman

The benefits of women’s economic empowerment are well-known and documented in the development literature. Few studies and interventions, however, have explored how men react or can be engaged to enhance such interventions. This article presents an evaluation of a pilot project in Rwanda in collaboration with CARE Rwanda’s Village Savings and Loan (VSL) programme that…
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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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MenCare Rwanda Film

The MenCare Campaign presents Theresa and Landuwari’s story from Rwanda, a journey of a husband and father’s understanding that when men engage as caregivers in the home and support women’s economic empowerment and education, it benefits women, children and the men themselves. Created by Nathan Golon.  

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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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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Journeys of Transformation: A Training Manual for Engaging Men as Allies in Women’s Economic Empowerment

Henny Slegh, Piotr Pawlak, Gary Barker

This manual provides group education sessions for engaging men as allies in women’s economic empowerment. It emerges from experiences, in Rwanda and elsewhere, that women’s economic empowerment works, but that it can be made to work better and to achieve even more movement toward equality when men are deliberately engaged as allies.

Engaging Men to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: A Multi-Country Intervention and Impact Evaluation Study

Promundo

This report is an impact evaluation of a multi-country project to engage men and boys in preventing violence against women and promoting gender equality. Implemented in India, Brazil, Chile, and Rwanda, with support from the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, the project activities in each country varied, but they all included educational…
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Helen Joseph Memorial Lecture – Men and Gender Equality: Between the Urgency and the Confusion

Gary Barker

This report presents Gary Barker’s presentation from the Helen Joseph Memorial Lecture on Men and Gender Equality at the University of Johannesburg. His lecture addressed three main questions:  First, what is happening with men and masculinities in terms of gender equality? What do they think about these changing realities? Second, what do we make of poor…
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