Care giving

Care roles, Unpaid Care Work, Fatherhood and the Care Economy
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'MenCare in Latin America: Challenging harmful masculine norms and promoting positive changes in men’s caregiving' EMERGE Story of Change 5

This story of change pulls out the main findings and recommendations from EMERGE case study 5, which highlights the MenCare campaign in Latin America and its work to promote positive fatherhood and men's caregiving roles.

'Beyond the prostate: Brazil's national healthcare policy for men (PNAISH)', EMERGE Story of Change 1

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. 

Care, Unpaid Care Work, Fatherhood and the Care Economy

  1. Understanding the broad shifts in caregiving and unpaid care work
  2. Evidence on how institutions have evolved, playing roles in these processes including through the social provision of childcare
  3. Evidence on men’s and boys’ actual roles (and behaviors) with respect to increasing their participation in caring at home
  4. Examples of apparently successful policy solutions, political or programmatic approach policies to support changes, including those that focus on women and girls, parental leave provision, and other policies that regulate/stimulate private/public provision of care

Gendered Impacts of Globalization Employment and Social Protection

Patterns of economic growth differ in quantity and quality of employment. This, in turn, shapes women’s and men’s prospects of finding work that provides good terms and conditions. This paper reviews evidence on globalisation has impacted the real economy, in terms of employment and social conditions of work for women and men across a wide range of countries. For its evidence base, the paper draws on an extensive body of empirical literature, including UNRISD’s own commissioned research.

The ‘Feminisation of Poverty’ and the ‘Feminisation’ of Anti-Poverty Programmes: Room for Revision?

The construct of the ‘feminisation of poverty’ has helped to give gender an increasingly prominent place within international discourses and policies on poverty and poverty reduction. Yet the way in which gender has been incorporated has rarely relieved women of the burden of coping with poverty in their households and has often exacerbated this.

Involving men in reproductive health: contributions to development

What are the key issues around involving men in reproductive health? This paper reviews a variety of existing global data on men’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs, attitudes and practices and identifies current gaps in this body of knowledge. The authors also highlight policy work that support and institutionalise male involvement in reproductive health, as well as programs that involve men in reproductive health, emphasising the evolution of such programming and policy, as well as best practices and success stories.

Between Women's Rights and Men's Authority: Masculinity and Shifting Discourses of Gender Difference in Urban Uganda

How have African men understood the shifts for women’s rights that have become integral to international declarations and grassroots activism? This article draws on ethnographic research from Kampala, exploring how ordinary men and women from urban Uganda understand women’s rights and notions of masculinity. The findings relate to 69 in-depth interviews conducted with men and women and several group discussions.

Menstreaming in sexual and reproductive health and HIV: A toolkit for policy development and advocacy

How can policies be designed to successfully improve men and women’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH)? This toolkit supports effective policy development by identifying the proven efficacy of engaging men in SRH, tracing the development of global policies to engage men in SRH, and examining policy issues that need to be addressed for effective engagement with men in SRH and to promote gender equality.


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