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Men in Families and Family Policy in a Changing World

United Nations

This study provides an analysis of gender equality, participation in care work, fatherhood, migration and HIV/ AIDS. It also highlights problems associated with the presence of fathers and other male figures in families, such as domestic violence and substance abuse, while arguing for greater inclusion of vulnerable fathers in support services. By and large, the…
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Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality and Health: A Global Toolkit for Action

Promundo, MenEngage, UNFPA

Promundo and MenEngage Alliance with support from UNFPA produced this toolkit that addresses strategies and lessons learnt for engaging men and boys in diverse themes, such as sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; fatherhood; HIV and AIDS; gender-based violence; advocacy and policy, as well as addressing issues around monitoring and evaluation of…
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Questioning gender norms with men to improve health outcomes: Evidence of impact

G. Barker, C. Ricardo, M. Nascimento, A. Olukoya, C. Santos

This article describes a review of 58 evaluation studies of programmes with men and boys in sexual and reproductive health (including HIV prevention, treatment, care and support); father involvement; gender-based violence; maternal, newborn and child health; and gender socialisation more broadly.

Men’s Participation as Fathers in the Latin American and Caribbean Region: A Critical Literature Review with Policy Considerations

Gary Barker, Fabio Verani

A report aimed at providing an overview and analysis of men’s participation as fathers in the Latin American and Caribbean region. This literature review contains theoretical and empirical considerations on: the role of men in families and on the role of men in child development and well-being; policy and program experiences influencing men’s participation as…
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Family Practices and Child Participation: An Exploratory Study in Latin America and the Caribbean

Promundo

This report presents an exploratory study conducted in six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean about child-rearing practices and child participation.

Early Childhood in Brazil: General overview and current issues

Gabriela Aguiar, Marco Segundo, Marcos Nascimento, Gary Barker

This report offers an overview of early childhood in Brazil, focusing on examples of good practices and obstacles in taking them to scale.

Once Upon a Boy

Once Upon a Boy is a no-words cartoon video that tells the story of a boy and his experiences growing up, including peer pressure, his first sexual relationship, his first job, and becoming a father. The video is designed to engage young men, educators, and health professionals in critical reflections about rigid models of masculinities…
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Program H: Working with Young Men

Promundo, ECOS, Instituto Papai, Salud y Género

The Program H manual includes approximately 70 activities to carry out group work with young men (ages 15 to 24) on gender, sexuality, reproductive health, fatherhood and caregiving, violence prevention, emotional health, drug use, and preventing and living with HIV and AIDS.

Children, Adolescents and their Support Systems

Irene Nizzini, Gary Barker

This is an overview of the debates and discussions from the international seminar on Studying and Strengthening Community based Support for Families, Children and Young People – National and International Perspectives that took place in Rio de Janeiro in September 2001.

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