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…continue reading
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.
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
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 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,…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
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…continue reading
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…continue reading
“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…continue reading
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.