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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.

A Primeira Infância no Brasil – Criança dá Trabalho

Gabriela Aguiar, Gary Barker, Marcos Nascimento, Marcio Segundo

In Brazil there are 23,141,413 children under 6 years old. This paper addresses issues relating to early childhood in Brazil, the laws that protect and promote the children’s rights in this age group and the situation in which this part of the population is in different contexts – for example, with respect to education and…
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It’s not easy!

Pedro no longer has a steady job and the fact that he now earns less than his wife, Kelly, makes him feel humiliated and upset.  One day, after suffering through constant conflicts and stress, Pedro almost slaps his wife.  At that precise moment, he has a vision of a boy which makes him rethink his…
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Gender, sexual behaviour and vulnerability among young people

Christine Ricardo, Gary Barker, Julie Pulerwitz, Valeria Rocha

This chapter illustrates how gender represents a complex interplay of contextual and individual factors, which create advantages and disadvantages for both young women and young men in terms of sexuality and related health issues. It applies an ecological model to emphasize how gender norms, as they relate to sexual behavior, are internalized by the individual through an…
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How do we know if men have changed? Promoting and measuring attitude change with young men: lessons from Program H in Latin America

Gary Barker, Marcos Nascimento, Márcio Segundo, Julie Pulerwitz

This article presents findings from the Gender-Equitable Men (GEM) Scale and lessons from Program H in Latin America. It concludes that, given the short timescale of many interventions with young men, it is often unrealistic to expect changes in behavior, and difficult to measure such change. The GEM Scale thus provides a potentially more sensitive…
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Men, Gender-based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Promundo, Instituto Noos

This report presents results from a qualitative and quantitative study with men (15-60 years old) in Rio de Janeiro on gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health. The study was one of the first in Brazil that looked at men, gender and violence.

Caretaking Without Violence, Everyone Can!

Gary Barker, Irene Rizzini

This practical guide for families and communities presents proposals for violence-free education. Divided in three modules, it includes methods for the prevention of intra-family violence, the promotion of child development, and the rights of children and adolescents, including group work techniques, bibliographical references, websites, and organizations working to end violence.

Guy to Guy Project: Engaging young men in violence prevention and in sexual and reproductive health – Rio de Janeiro

Gary Barker, Marcos Nascimento, Soraya Oliveira, Dario Carodova, Eliza Fernandes, Bebhinn Ni Dhonail

This report presents Promundo’s experience on engaging young men in gender violence prevention and in the promotion of sexual health with stakeholders and leaders of low income communities in Rio de Janeiro.

Program H: Working with Young Men

Promundo, ECOS, Instituto Papai, Salud y Género

The Program H manual includes approximately 70 activities to carry out group work with young men (ages 15 to 24) on gender, sexuality, reproductive health, fatherhood and caregiving, violence prevention, emotional health, drug use, and preventing and living with HIV and AIDS. To learn more about the program and its adaptations, visit the Program H…
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Cool Your Head, Man: Preventing gender based violence in favelas

Gary Barker

Gary Barker presents results from an action-research project that sought to identify more gender-equitable young men in a low income setting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where violence against women was common. The research identified factors that may have contributed to the young men’s alternative values and were incorporated into a community intervention that seeks…
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