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Masculinities and Violence Study in Nicaragua: Executive Summary

Irela Solórzano Prado, Rubén Reyes Jirón, Olga Rocha Ulloa, Sebastián Andrés Hernández Leiva, Douglas Ernesto Castro, Kristina Vlahovic

This publication presents the main findings from two studies on masculinities and violence – inspired by IMAGES – carried out in Managua, Nicaragua, as part of a two-country research project promoting forms of nonviolent masculinities in Nicaragua and El Salvador. The executive summary shares results from a quantitative study on men’s gender-related attitudes and behaviors…
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Exploring Harmful Practices of Early/Child Marriage and FGM/C in Georgia

Taveeshi Gupta, Alice Taylor, Giovanna Lauro, Lela Shengelia, Lela Sturua

Until recently, early/child marriage has been notably absent from public rhetoric and policies in Georgia, a country where 14 percent of women marry before the age of 18, constituting one of Europe’s highest rates of early/child marriage. The lack of recognition of early/child marriage as a human rights issue that merits resources and attention in…
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Masculine Norms and Violence: Making the Connections

Brian Heilman, Gary Barker

What are the links between masculine norms and men’s likelihood to perpetrate or experience violence? What implications do these links have for efforts to prevent the many forms of men’s violence? Find out more in this report exploring connections between masculine norms and violence, including intimate partner violence, child sexual abuse, bullying, homicide, suicide, and…
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Annual Report 2017

Promundo

This year, Promundo turned 20. Promundo’s work started in low-income communities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the belief that men and boys should be allies with women and girls in achieving gender justice, and that many were ready to join this cause. Since the first community-based projects in Brazil, Promundo has launched a global…
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Gender-Transformative Bandebereho Couples’ Intervention to Promote Male Engagement in Reproductive and Maternal Health and Violence Prevention in Rwanda: Findings From a Randomized Controlled Trial

Kate Doyle, Ruti Levtov, Gary Barker, Gautam Bastian, Jeffrey Bingenheimer, Shamsi Kazimbaya, Anicet Nzabonimpa, Julie Pulerwitz, Felix Sayinzoga, Vandana Sharma, Dominick Shattuck

This research article, released in the journal PLOS ONE, covers an evaluation led by Promundo, together with the Rwanda Biomedical Center and Rwanda Men’s Resource Center. The recent multi-site study examines the impact of the Bandebereho gender-transformative couples’ intervention on behavioral and health-related outcomes influenced by gender norms and power dynamics in Rwanda, and strengthens existing evidence…
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Unmasking Sexual Harassment: How Toxic Masculinities Drive Men’s Abuse in the US, UK, and Mexico and What We Can Do to End It

Promundo

Unmasking Sexual Harassment: How Toxic Masculinities Drive Men’s Abuse in the US, UK, and Mexico and What We Can Do to End It is a research brief produced by Promundo for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018. In a pioneering recent study, Promundo explored young men’s views about manhood through a new research tool called…
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International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES): Lebanon Summary

Ziad Mansour, Mary Deeb, Lina Brandt, Racha Said, Lina Torossian

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) country report for Lebanon aims to understand gendered life experiences of men and women aged 18 to 59, including both Lebanese and Syrians residing in Lebanon. This summary document draws from the Lebanon country report as well as the regional report, Understanding…
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Understanding Masculinities: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Lebanon

Ziad Mansour, Mary Deeb, Lina Brandt, Racha Said, Lina Torossian

Gender relations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have become a subject of heated debate. The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) MENA country report for Lebanon strives to understand gendered life experiences of both men and women aged 18 to 59. In light of the ongoing conflict in Syria and the…
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Men and Boys in Displacement: Assistance and protection challenges for unaccompanied boys and men in refugee contexts

Delphine Brun

Refugee women and children face specific risks and their needs are, quite rightly, highlighted and addressed by the humanitarian community. The situation and specific needs of single male refugees is often less understood; this report aims to address this information gap. With a focus on the situation in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Greece, it provides…
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Being a Man in Maputo: Masculinities, Poverty, and Violence in Mozambique

Henny Slegh, Esmeralda Mariano, Silvia Roque, Gary Barker

The report Being a Man in Maputo: Masculinities, Poverty, and Violence in Mozambique presents the results of the adaptation of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Maputo, Mozambique. The study examines the connections between masculinities, gender norms, violent and nonviolent practices, and urban violence, and its findings seek to inform governmental and nongovernmental actors in…
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