Marcelo is a young man who, like most young people, has dreams, desires, and plans. His family, his friends, and the community in which he lives also have expectations for him. But Marcelo’s dreams and desires do not always match those expectations. What does Marcelo want? Both Marcelo and those around him seem to be…continue reading
Boys play football. Girls play with dolls. Boys should be tough. Girls should be sweet and always look nice. Once upon a girls tells the story of a girl who begins to question the “do’s and “don’ts” of the world around her and how they influence the way she thinks and acts. Touching on children’s…continue reading
This report presents the findings from the impact evaluation study of Yaari Dosti, the Indian adaptation of Program H.
Entre Nós (“Between Us”) is an innovative multi-media campaign to engage Brazilian youth in critical reflections on rigid ideas about gender and how they influence their lives and relationships. The campaign was developed and implemented by Promundo, a Brazilian NGO based in Rio de Janeiro, and a group of young women and men peer educators…continue reading
This report presents the results from the impact evaluation study of Program H with 780 young men (ages 14-25 years) from three low-income areas in Rio de Janeiro.
This guide serves to reinforce the benefits of working with young men and provides conceptual and practical information on how to design, implement and evaluate HIV prevention activities which incorporate a gender perspective and engage young men and relevant stakeholders.
This paper addresses two crucial issues in the health and development of adolescents – firstly, what sources of social support are available to them in their communities; and secondly, within the possible sources of support available to them, whom do they turn to for support and why.
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…continue reading
This article presents findings from a pilot intervention in 2005–2006 to promote gender equity among young men from low-income communities in Mumbai, India. The project involved formative work on gender, sexuality and masculinity, and educational activities with 126 young men, aged 18–29, over a six-month period. The programme was called Yaari Dosti, Hindi for friendship…continue reading
This chapter illustrates how gender represents a complex interplay of contextual and individual factors, which create advantages and disadvantages for both young women and young men in terms of sexuality and related health issues. It applies an ecological model to emphasize how gender norms, as they relate to sexual behavior, are internalized by the individual through an…continue reading