Evidence on men and boys in social change and gender equality

By Alan Greig, 2010

A recently published report from the Engendering Men: Evidence on Routes to Gender Equality (EMERGE) project critically assesses trends and shifts in related social norms and structures over the past 20 years. It looks at successful policies and programmes and implications for best practice, and future directions for promoting men’s and boys’ support for gender equality across a variety of priority thematic areas.

EMERGE is a two-year project to build an openly accessible basis of evidence, lessons and guidance for working with boys and men to promote gender equality, by early 2016. 

Through EMERGE, a consortium of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Promundo-US and Sonke Gender Justice Network collaborates in reviewing and analysing existing evidence, documenting lessons from the field and developing guidance for improved learning, policy and practice.  

Each chapter of the new report reviews the changes that have taken place in a particular thematic area. These include: poverty, work and employment; fatherhood, unpaid care and the care economy; education; sexual health and rights; health and wellbeing; sexual and gender-based violence; conflict, security and peace building; and public and political participation.

Find out more about EMERGE at the project’s website

Read the full report here at OpenDocs