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…continue reading
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…continue reading
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…continue reading
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…continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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…continue reading
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…continue reading
This report presents three case studies of community-based initiatives in Brazil that focus on promotion and development of all children and adolescents, not considering them as risks but as opportunities.