This promising practices guide identifies and discusses key lessons that have been learned from the implementation of the Men as Partners (MAP) programme in South Africa. The lessons were drawn from the work of the MAP programme partners, including Planned Parenthood Association of South Africa (PPASA), Hope Worldwide, the AIDS Consortium and their affiliates, as well as the Solidarity Centre and their trade union partners.
Tools and guides
This guide brings together stories, tools and lessons from the Mobilising Men programme. This programme, a collaboration between the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the United Nations Population Fund (UNDP) and civil society organisations in India, Kenya and Uganda, explored ways of engaging men as gender activists within the institutions in which they belong. The guide is intended to inspire and guide others who are committed to engaging more men in efforts to address sexual and gender based violence within the institutions in which we live our lives.
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.
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.
This policy brief outlines how the NGO CARE International has developed programmes to engage men and boys for over 15 years with the aim of achieving gender equality. It draws on evidence from the curriculum-based approach developed in the Balkans, and a three-year pilot programme in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. It concludes with recommendations focusing on the role that donors, governments, civil society and education specialists can play to ensure that successes can be replicated and scaled up.
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.
This advocacy brief developed by UNESCO is South Asia and the Pacific-specific and presents the rationale for ‘appealing’ to men in gender equality advocacy work and the challenges of doing this. The brief provides a range of advocacy strategies and is a helpful tool for activists and other development actors to gain an overview of advocacy strategies and good practices.
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.
‘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.
This slide show is a brief overview from a webinar that presents the rationale for taking a gender approach in relation to nutrition security. It also presents CARE International’s conceptual framework and programming examples and efforts to bring interventions to scale.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.