Men’s Engagement in Gender-Based Violence Prevention: A Critical Review of Evaluation Approaches

While limited research has been conducted regarding promising evaluative approaches, there are numerous promising research instruments being utilized, such as the Gender Equitable Men’s Scale. Rigorous and long-term evaluation is essential to ensure that male engagement programming is impactful at multiple levels of society. This report reviews various programmes’ evaluation approaches and design, and makes recommendations based on the findings.  It also highlights some challenges of evaluation. It is a useful source for practitioners working with men and GBV programme evaluation. 

Violence Against Women and Girls: A Compendium of Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators

This report is a compendium of monitoring and evaluation indicators, which focus on VAW/G. Chapter 7, part 7.3, provides M&E indicators for programs specifically addressing work with men and boys in the prevention of VAW/G. The report is developed for managers, organizations, and policy makers working in the field of VAW/G program implementation and evaluation in developing countries, and for people who provide technical assistance to those individuals and organizations. 

Compendium of Gender Scales

It is important to identify appropriate gender-related measures for developing and evaluating interventions that aim to promote positive health outcomes by addressing the gender norms that function as barriers to health. Based on the work of a working group of experts, this online compendium offers a range of scales that measure gender norms, gender attitudes, women’s empowerment and other aspects of gender for studying the relationship between gender and health outcomes. 

Using Social Media for the Prevention of VAW: Lessons Learned from Social Media Communication Campaigns to Prevent VAW in India, China and Vietnam

Using social media sites has become a part of the daily lives of millions of people. Based on lessons learned from the Partners for Prevention regional project ‘Engaging Young Men through Social Media for the Prevention of Violence against Women’, this publication offers an understanding of how to use social media as a tool to prevent violence against women. It offers recommendations on how to develop a social media strategy, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. The report is aimed at civil society organisations, the UN and other development practitioners.

When Men Change

This is an educational video that tells the story of four men who have changed the way they think about gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, and violence. The film also illustrates effective interventions for engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality and preventing gender-based violence in settings such as the health sector and the workplace. 

One Man Can Toolkit

The One Man Can Campaign encourages men to become actively involved in advocating gender equality, preventing gender-based violence and responding to HIV and AIDS. This action toolkit provides a range of resources including strategy recommendations, workshop activities and fact sheets for NGO’s or other organizations to support their work in engaging men to take action, strengthening community mobilization and conducting public awareness to change harmful gender norms. 

MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign

MenCare is a global campaign to promote men’s involvement as equitable, responsive and non-violent fathers and caregivers with the aim of achieving increased family well-being and gender equality. This report is an overview of the campaign and provides tools to promote social norms around men’s active participation as involved fathers and caregivers. It provides high quality community and mass media messages, technical assistance, policy and program recommendations and evidence to support local NGOs, governments and UN partners in their efforts to engage men and boys in caregiving.

Policy advocacy toolkit: How to influence public policy for social justice and gender equality in Africa

This policy advocacy toolkit was developed to assist African civil society organisations to effectively contribute to the development and implementation of public policy for social justice and gender equality or to challenge proposed laws and policies that undermine gender equality and human rights. It targets organisations that work with men and boys for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and is designed for use within an African context. But it may be amended to suit any country’s social, political and economic conditions.

Preventing violence against women and girls through male engagement: exploring a national evaluation framework

This national evaluation framework, produced by White Ribbon Canada, has been collaboratively developed by a community of practice of organisations working to engage communities to end violence against women and girls. Nine organisations contributed their evaluation documentation and programme experiences. The aim of the framework is to identify shared results across the programmes and provide an evaluation tool for others. 

Engaging men and boys in gender equality and health: A global toolkit for action

Promundo and MenEngage Alliance, with support from UNFPA, produced this toolkit that addresses strategies and lessons learnt for engaging men and boys in diverse themes such as sexual and reproductive health, maternal, newborn and child health, fatherhood, HIV and AIDS, gender-based violence, advocacy and policy, as well as addressing issues around monitoring and evaluation of this work. It includes tools and activities from organisations and programs from around the world that can be adapted and utilised by other organisations.


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