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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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Sports and the Making of Men: Transforming Gender Norms on the Playing Field

Promundo, UNFPA, MenEngage, Sonke Gender Justice Network

This MenEngage-UNFPA advocacy brief explores ideas on how to transform sport – an important part of the lives of most boys and many men – to encourage gender equitable attitudes and behaviors, to end harmful forms of masculinity, and to transform masculinity in positive ways.

Sem Vergonha! (Shameless!) Campaign

The Shameless! Campaign is an initiative from Promundo and MenCare+, in partnership with the State Management Group of Rio de Janeiro Health and Prevention in Schools. The campaign aims to sensitize adolescent girls about their sexual and reproductive rights and to promote equal gender relations. The concept of the campaign was developed by a group…
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Wind on my Face

Promundo

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…
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Program HMD: A Toolkit for Action

Promundo, Instituto PAPAI, Salud y Género, ECOS

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,…
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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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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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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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Guia Adolescentes, jovens e educação em sexualidade

Silvana Arruda, Christine Ricardo, Marcos Nascimento, Vanessa Fonseca

“Teens, Youth and Sexuality Education,” produced in partnership with the Ford Foundation, is a tool that guides the practice of professionals who work in the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents, providing scientifically accurate information and encouraging openness and understanding. The manual provides a background on the history of sexual education in Brazil…
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“Entre Nós”: Limites e possibilidades de ações educativas para a promoção da equidade de gênero em escolas do Rio de Janeiro e Salvador

Vanessa Fonseca, Christine Ricardo

This paper proposes a debate on the limits and possibilities of implementing projects aimed at promoting gender equity in schools, from the educational tools and their adaptations created for this purpose – Programs H and M.

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