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What men have to do with it: Public Policies to Promote Gender Equality

Promundo, International Center for Research on Women

This report presents a multi-country review and analysis of policies to engage men in achieving gender equality and reducing gender disparities in health and social welfare. The policy reviews conducted by partners in Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico, and South Africa, with brief summaries on Norway and Tanzania, form the basis for the report.

Men, Masculinities, and Public Policies: Contributions for Gender Equity

Marcos Nascimento, Marcio Segundo, Gary Barker

This report presents an analysis of public policies related to the promotion of gender equity in Brazil, and explores how these policies do or do not contemplate masculinities and the engagement of men.

Experiences and Attitudes of Men and Women in Relation to Gender Equity and Health: Preliminary Results from a Household Survey Conducted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christine Ricardo, Marcio Segundo, Marcos Nascimento

This report presents initial results from the application of IMAGES (International Men and Gender Equality Survey) with men and women (18-59 years old) in Rio de Janeiro.

For the End of Sexual Exploitation: What Can Men Do?

Vanessa do Nascimento Fonseca, Marcos Nascimento, Bruno Pizzi

This manual contains educational activities to engage adolescent boys ages 10-14 years in critical discussions on topics of gender, sexuality, violence and the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.

Young people work to promote gender equality in Brazil (Entre Nós)

Christine Ricardo, Vanessa Fonseca

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…
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Measuring Attitudes toward Gender Norms among Young Men in Brazil: Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the GEM Scale

Julie Pulerwitz, Gary Barker

This article describes the development and psychometric evaluation of a twenty-four-item scale to measure attitudes toward gender norms among young men: the Gender-Equitable Men (GEM) Scale. Scale items on gender norms related to sexual and reproductive health, sexual relations, violence, domestic work, and homophobia are designed. Items are based on previous qualitative work in the…
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Consulta com Crianças sobre Castigo Fisico

Simone Gomes, Marianna Olinger, Isadora Garcia

This article presents the findings from a consultation process that Promundo carried out with children 5 to 12 years old in Rio de Janeiro on the issue of physical and humiliating punishment.

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.

JovEMovimento – Youth for the End of Violence

Simone Gomes, Gabriela Aguiar, Marianna Olinger, Marcio Segundo

This report explores how young people perceive problems of violence in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Ceilândia and Chapecó.

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