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Understanding Men’s Violence Against Women: Findings from the IMAGES Survey in Brazil, Chile and Mexico

Gary Barker, Francisco Aguayo, Pablo Correa

This publication features specific data from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) on violence against women in three countries in the Latin American region: Brazil, Chile and Mexico. It complements the report “Masculinidades y Políticas de Equidad de Género: Reflexiones a partir de la Encuesta IMAGES y una revisión de políticas en Brasil,…
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Exploração Sexual Comercial de Crianças e Adolescentes e suas faces invisíveis: casos em comunidades do Município do Rio de Janeiro

Vanessa Fonseca

The purpose of this brief is to promote reflection on the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents (CSEC). Cases are often invisible due to gender norms that contribute to the acceptance of male dominance over women, as well as the justification of sexual rights violations against adolescents in the case of marriage.

Wind on my Face

Promundo

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…
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Program HMD: A Toolkit for Action

Promundo, Instituto PAPAI, Salud y Género, ECOS

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,…
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Programs for Men who Have Used Violence Against Women: Recommendations for Action and Caution

Alice Taylor, Gary Barker

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…
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MenCare Nicaragua Film

Carlos’ Story was originally part of a project entitled “Life Stories of Young Men in Managua” by the Nicaraguan NGO Puntos de Encuentro that aimed to increase public awareness around sexual abuse and to empower young men, survivors and men at risk of engaging in commercial sexual exploitation. As a part of the MenCare Campaign,…
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Boys and Education in the Global South: Emerging Vulnerabilities and New Opportunities for Promoting Changes in Gender Norms

Gary Barker, Ravi Verma, John Crownover, Marcio Segundo, Vanessa Fonseca, Juan Manuel Contreras, Brian Heilman, Peter Pawlak

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…
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Men, Women and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents in Four Cities of Brazil

Márcio Segundo, Marcos Nascimento,, Danielle Araújo, Tatiana Moura

Confronting sexual violence, sexual abuse, sex tourism, and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (CSECA) has relied upon efforts from civil society and the Brazilian state alike in order to make the goal of children’s and adolescents’ rights a reality. The phenomenon of CSECA involves cultural, social, economic, political, and legal factors. Aspects…
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Bridges to Adulthood: Understanding the Lifelong Influence of Men’s Childhood Experiences of Violence

Manuel Contreras, Brian Heilman, Gary Barker, Ajay Singh, Ravi Verma, Joanna Bloomfield

This report explores the prevalence and nature of violence against children as well as its potential lifelong effects. Using IMAGES data from six countries (Brazil, Chile, Croatia, India, Mexico, and Rwanda), the report expands understanding of these issues by examining data from low- and middle-income countries, by analyzing men’s reports of experiencing and perpetrating violence,…
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Men, Masculinities and HIV/AIDS: Strategies for Action

Myra Betron, Gary Barker, Juan Manuel Contreras and Dean Peacock, Juan Manuel Contreras, Dean Peacock

This paper intends to provide practical guidance to policymakers and program managers on how to engage men and address harmful male norms in key areas of intervention in relation to HIV/AIDS. Most of this paper focuses on policies and programs addressing masculinities in the context of heterosexual relations, but it also discusses important findings and…
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