The benefits of women’s economic empowerment are well-known and documented in the development literature. Few studies and interventions, however, have explored how men react or can be engaged to enhance such interventions. This article presents an evaluation of a pilot project in Rwanda in collaboration with CARE Rwanda’s Village Savings and Loan (VSL) programme that…continue reading
This review explores the evidence base on the role of men and boys in advancing women’s agency. It examines the literature on gender norms and their influence on attitudes and behaviors, including men’s use of violence against women, and explores the benefits of gender equality and women’s agency for men. It presents results from the…continue reading
The MenCare Campaign presents Theresa and Landuwari’s story from Rwanda, a journey of a husband and father’s understanding that when men engage as caregivers in the home and support women’s economic empowerment and education, it benefits women, children and the men themselves. Created by Nathan Golon.
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,…continue reading
The study presents the results of life history interviews with more than 80 men in 5 countries — all carrying out caregiving in the home or as a profession. These interviews provide key insights on the challenges to men taking on more equitable caregiving, as well as on how to encourage more men to take…continue reading
This manual provides group education sessions for engaging men as allies in women’s economic empowerment. It emerges from experiences, in Rwanda and elsewhere, that women’s economic empowerment works, but that it can be made to work better and to achieve even more movement toward equality when men are deliberately engaged as allies.
This report is an impact evaluation of a multi-country project to engage men and boys in preventing violence against women and promoting gender equality. Implemented in India, Brazil, Chile, and Rwanda, with support from the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, the project activities in each country varied, but they all included educational…continue reading
This report presents Gary Barker’s presentation from the Helen Joseph Memorial Lecture on Men and Gender Equality at the University of Johannesburg. His lecture addressed three main questions: First, what is happening with men and masculinities in terms of gender equality? What do they think about these changing realities? Second, what do we make of poor…continue reading
This report shows the results of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Rwanda, including men’s perceptions about masculinity and gender-based violence (GBV). The study, conducted from January 2010 to June 2010, examined the roots of GBV in relation to perceptions about masculinity within Rwandan society.
Certain male gender norms, or social expectations about how men should behave, have been shown to promote HIV risk and related behaviors, such as partner violence. There is growing evidence of the importance and success of engaging men and explicitly addressing gender dynamics in HIV/AIDS and violence prevention initiatives. This report highlights results from an…continue reading