Document library

The document library is a collection of the most salient literature, including datasets, books, articles and programme reports published in recent years, on engaging men and boys for gender equality. The documents are structured according to our nine priority themes.

Health and Wellbeing

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World Health Organisation, 2007

This report stresses the importance of working with men and boys to transform masculine norms and high-risk behaviours, to meet men’s differential health needs, and to address social inequalities and biases that influence men and women’s health risks and outcomes.

World Health Organization , 2010

How can policies be developed and implemented to achieve gender equality, reduce health inequities and improve both men and women’s health? This policy brief highlights the rationale for policy approaches to promote men’s health, as well as successful policy initiatives that have promoted gender equality and made a positive difference for men’s health.

Social Science and Medicine, 2007

Much research on men's health arises from the study of men and masculinities, as well as the study of gender inequalities in health. However, the author of this paper argues that these literatures have generally remained distinct. The author seeks to develop a framework for understanding men's health from both of these literatures.

Journal of Men’s Health , 2011

How can a theoretical framework be used to better understand the influence of norms of masculinity on men’s health, how these social norms create health disparities among men, and to provide direction for health interventions aimed at men?

The Lancet, 2013

Do major global health actors including programs, research, and institutions have strategies and policies in place to ensure that men and women benefit equally, and that health inequity is not perpetuated? This study analysed the recent Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study to compare rates of morbidity and mortality risk between men and women.

Promundo-US, Sonke Gender Justice, Institute for Development Studies (IDS), 2015
How Brazil's national healthcare policy for men is helping to create positive changes in gender roles and relations.
IDS, Promundo-US, Sonke Gender Justice, 2015

This Story of Change pulls out the key findings and messages from EMERGE case study 1, which focuses on Brazil's national healthcare policy for men (PNAISH). The policy seeks to involve men more in health decisions - both relating to their families' and their own health and wellbeing, leading to transformations in health outcomes as well as gender roles and relations.