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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.

Men, Masculinities, Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Violence: A Literature Review and Call for Action

Christine Ricardo, Gary Barker

This paper explores possible linkages between masculinities and different forms of sexual exploitation and sexual violence. Specifically, it seeks to answer the question: How do prevailing norms and views of manhood, or masculinities, contribute to some men’s use of sexual violence, and the “demand-side” of sexual exploitation?

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.

Once Upon a Family

Once Upon a Family is a no-words cartoon video which presents the story of a family and the everyday challenges that parents, care-takers and guardians confront in raising and educating children. The video is an innovative and entertaining tool for promoting critical reflections on children’s rights and the prevention of physical and humiliating punishment against…
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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.

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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