This briefing prepared in collaboration by MenEngage, Promundo, Rutgers WPF, and MenCare+ explores how programs for men who have used IPV can be part of comprehensive approaches to ending IPV but that they must be implemented with considerable caution. It reviews the literature on approaches and common program components; summarizes the emerging evidence, including evaluation…continue reading
This report describes the development of the Gender-Equitable Men (GEM) scale and the process of country-specific adaptation. It also highlights its relevance as a tool to measure gender inequity. The GEM scale was developed by Population Council/Horizons and Promundo to directly measure attitudes towards gender norms.
October is the month when Brazil celebrates the Children’s Day, one of the most popular dates in the country. In 2012, the United Nations (UN) declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, an important reference to draw attention to all types of violence, abuse and discrimination endured by girls worldwide. This…continue reading
This clip promotes MenCare’s mission to support caring fathers, captures MenCare’s most important messages, and will help raise the global visibility of millions of fathers who are making a positive difference.
The purpose of this publication is to review policies and programs that promote or facilitate the involvement of fathers and father-figures from the pre-natal period through the first eight years of their children’s lives and to establish evidence of these programs’ potential to impact family violence, child abuse, and children’s health and learning outcomes. Twenty case…continue reading
In the end of June, we launched the Campaign on Paternity and Care in Brazil – “You are my father!”(“Você é meu pai!”, in Portuguese). This initiative was part of the Campaign MenCare, which Promundo coordinates at a global level along with Sonke Gender Justice (South Africa). The goal of this campaign is to shed…continue reading
During the month of March, when the International Women’s day is celebrated, many discussions on the situation of women were on the agenda. Instituto Promundo could not fail to express its solidarity with the daily struggle of women for better conditions of life, by the guarantee of their rights, the autonomy of their choices, by…continue reading
In 2011, Promundo worked toward its mission to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women and children. Promundo was recognized as an organization that is making a great impact in the field of preventing violence against women, occupying the seventh position in a ranking of 14 outstanding organizations worldwide. The MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign, coordinated by Promundo and the…continue reading
This paper intends to provide practical guidance to policymakers and program managers on how to engage men and address harmful male norms in key areas of intervention in relation to HIV/AIDS. Most of this paper focuses on policies and programs addressing masculinities in the context of heterosexual relations, but it also discusses important findings and…continue reading
This document summarizes results from the report, Hidden Violence: Preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of adolescent boys: Case Studies and Directions for Action, prepared in 2012 by Promundo for the Oak Foundation. It introduces literature on the topic and international project experiences, including a case study and video clip produced in Nicaragua….continue reading