Created in God’s Image - From Hegemony to Partnership. A Church Manual on Men as Partners: Promoting Positive Masculinities

This is a dynamic training manual for promoting equitable partnerships based on a theological and biblical framework that can be adapted to meet the needs of diverse communities and societies. The overall goal of the manual is to enable churches and social organisations to promote gender justice and partnership of women and men through the development of leaders, who model good examples. It is intended to make a significant contribution to justice and transformation in church and society.

Gender Equity and Diversity: Facilitator Manual. Module 501 Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality

This is a facilitator’s manual for training staff on how to engage men and boys in development programming, and how engaging men and boys for women’s empowerment benefits everyone. It includes a range of activities intended to explore practitioners’ understanding of where gender norms come from. Chapters covered include: ‘gender socialization’, ‘care-giving and fatherhood’, ‘power and violence and sexuality’. 

Engaging men and boys in domestic violence prevention: Opportunities and promising approaches

‘Shift’ is an initiative aimed at significantly reducing, and eventually ending, domestic violence in Alberta. This report reviews projects and programs in North America and other countries and identifies seven promising areas for engaging men and boys in domestic violence prevention and gives examples of how these have been used as ‘entry points’ of engaging men. The themes include: engaging fathers in domestic violence prevention and and the role of sports and recreation in domestic violence prevention. 

Involving Men to Address Gender Inequities

This report is a compilation of three case studies that describe the origins, development and methodologies of 1) Salud y Género’s Work in Mexico, 2) Society for Integrated Development of Himalayas and 3) Stepping Stones, and can be used as a framework by students, activists or other development professionals for discussing or developing intervention methodologies to engage men in addressing gender inequities. 

Good Practice Brief on Male Involvement in GBV Prevention and Response: In Conflict, Post-Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis Settings in Sub-Saharan Africa

This good practice brief highlights successful examples and provides concrete methods for involving men and boys in prevention and response to GBV in conflict, post-conflict and humanitarian crisis settings in sub-Saharan Africa. It seeks to identify key areas and priorities for programming and advocacy, and to guide dialogues between multilateral organisations, civil society, government actors and donors addressing GBV prevention and response in the mentioned settings. 

Men-streaming in sexual and reproductive health and HIV: A toolkit for policy development and advocacy

This toolkit has been prepared to help organizations and governments to support the review of and update existing policies to ensure they fully engage men and boys to promote their positive roles in improving sexual and reproductive health – both their own and those of women and children. The toolkit explains why this is important and how to achieve it. It also highlights how engaging men in sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV policies, is not simply a goal in its own right, but can help move towards the goal of gender equity.


A cluster randomized-controlled trial of a community mobilization intervention to change gender norms and reduce HIV risk in rural South Africa: study design and intervention

This paper describes the intervention design and implementation and presents the baseline findings of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) of a two-year, theory-based community-mobilisation intervention that aimed to change gender norms and reduce HIV risk in rural Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It is among the first community approach RCTs to evaluate a gender transformative intervention, which should increase the potential for impact in desired outcomes and be useful for future scale-up if proven effective.  

Measuring Attitudes toward Gender Norms among Young Men in Brazil: Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the GEM Scale

This article describes the development and psychometric evaluation of the Gender-Equitable Men (GEM) Scale, a twenty-four-item scale to measure attitudes toward gender norms among young men. The selected key domains on gender norms, or scale items, are developed and relate to sexual and reproductive health, sexual relations, violence, domestic work, and homophobia. It was found that more support for equitable norms (i.e., higher GEM Scale scores) is significantly associated with less self-reported partner violence, more contraceptive use, and a higher education level. 


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