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…continue reading
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 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…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
The MenCare Campaign is proud to present Marcio’s Story, an emotional telling of how fatherhood plays an integral role in men’s lives. Marcio, a man living in Brazil, narrates in first person the importance of supporting men’s involvement in the lives of their family even if it goes against traditional expectations of howmen are supposed…continue reading
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…continue reading
“You Are My Father” is a MenCare Campaign that aims to encourage fathers to see themselves the way that their children see them: to see their power and their potential, their importance and their responsibilities. Learn what a difference it can make.
Confronting sexual violence, sexual abuse, sex tourism, and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (CSECA) has relied upon efforts from civil society and the Brazilian state alike in order to make the goal of children’s and adolescents’ rights a reality. The phenomenon of CSECA involves cultural, social, economic, political, and legal factors. Aspects…continue reading