We are starting 2014 on the right foot! This is the first edition of Promundo News and we already have an exciting announcement: Promundo has opened a European office in Coimbra, Portugal. The new “Promundo-Europe” delegation aims to extend our research on masculinities and gender relations within the context of the current European financial and…continue reading
The gender equality agenda has long discussed the unequal burden of care work for women and girls. But this debate has seldom focused on how to create the conditions necessary for men and boys to do more care work and be part of a global effort to value care work, regardless of who carries it…continue reading
This MenEngage-UNFPA advocacy brief explores the importance of changing social norms related to men’s ideas and behaviors and examines several questions: Can men support gender equality and learn to live gender-equitable lives? Can men transform the ideas and practices they associate with manhood? Can the spheres where men and boys are socialized and often learn…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.
This MenEngage-UNFPA advocacy brief explores how to engage men and boys in preventing and responding to sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. Both the prevention of such violence and the quality of responses when it has occurred will be greatly enhanced by understanding men’s varied relations to this violence and by engaging men at…continue reading
In collaboration with the MenEngage Alliance and with support from UNIFEM, Promundo produced a module for the virtual knowledge centre on how to work with men and boys in the prevention of violence against women and girls.
The International Girls Day, celebrated on October 11th, draws attention to the importance of promoting girl’s empowerment and changes in gender norms which reinforce inequalities in opportunity and development between boys and girls. In 2013 this date was used to encourage education as a crucial step for empowerment and emancipation of girls and women, as…continue reading
Men are ready for change. Watch this to find out how MenCare is inspiring men around the world – to become more involved fathers, more invested partners, and to embrace the empowerment of the women and girls in their lives. Learn more at men-care.org.
For Promundo, August is Fatherhood Appreciation Month. Thus, this newsletter is dedicated to all men who participate in caregiving tasks, domestic chores and doling out affection, as fathers or otherwise. Worldwide, women and girls continue to take on the majority of all domestic responsibilities, despite representing 40% of the paid workforce. The limited participation of…continue reading
On May 18th, the national day to Combat Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents in Brazil, Promundo launched the research report Homens, Mulheres e a Exploração Sexual Comercial de Crianças e Adolescentes em quatro cidades brasileiras [“Men, Women and the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents in four Brazilian cities,” in English] and…continue reading