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
In this January edition of Promundo News, we provide an overview of the activities conducted by Promundo at the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013. We also present the main findings of the IMAGES study (International Men and Gender Equality Survey), developed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012, which reveal alarming data…continue reading
Program P (“P” for”padre” in Spanish and “pai” in Portuguese, meaning “father”) provides concrete strategies for engaging men in active caregiving from their partner’s pregnancy through their child’s early years. It identifies best practices on engaging men in maternal and child health, caregiving, and preventing violence against women and children. The manual was developed for use…continue reading
2012 was marked by the expansion of Promundo’s activities to new contexts and by our growing specialization in the methodologies and research that we have worked on since Promundo was founded. Thanks to the work developed in 2012, the MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign is taking root in the vulnerable area of tea plantations in the…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 briefing prepared in collaboration by MenEngage, Promundo, Rutgers WPF, and MenCare+ explores how programs for men who have used IPV can be part of comprehensive approaches to ending IPV but that they must be implemented with considerable caution. It reviews the literature on approaches and common program components; summarizes the emerging evidence, including evaluation…continue reading
This report describes the development of the Gender-Equitable Men (GEM) scale and the process of country-specific adaptation. It also highlights its relevance as a tool to measure gender inequity. The GEM scale was developed by Population Council/Horizons and Promundo to directly measure attitudes towards gender norms.