Social trends and gender norms

Societal norms and attitudes that favour gender equality
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'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. 

''One hand can't clap by itself': Engagement of boys and men in KMG's intervention to eliminate FGM-C in Kembatta zone, Ethiopia', EMERGE Story of Change 3

This story of change pulls out the key findings and messages from EMERGE case study 3, which focuses on the work of Kembatti Mentti Gezzimma (KMG) in Kembatta Zone, Ethiopia. KMG works with men, boys, women and girls as part of its efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation-cutting. 

Learn without fear: The global campaign to end violence in schools

This campaign report reviews Plan International’s global campaign to end violence against children in schools across the 66 countries that Plan operates in. The report builds on a systematic and extensive literature review on school violence as well as telephone and email interviews with government and NGO experts from Asia, Latin America and Africa.

World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development (WDR)

What is the relationship between gender equality and current economic processes? This report is an analysis of the state of gender equality worldwide, with a focus on the economics of gender equality and development. It provides a conceptual framework that examines the factors that have fostered change and the constraints that have slowed progress in relation to gender equity.

Sex and HIV education programs: Their impact on sexual behaviours of young people throughout the world

What are the best practices and strategies for schools to improve sexual behaviour among youth? To contribute to this evidence, this article systematically reviewed 83 studies from both developed and developing countries that measured the impact of school-based sex and HIV education programs on sexual behaviour among youth under 25. The authors examined the characteristics of programs that have successfully changed behaviours including STD behaviours and pregnancy rates, and knowledge and attitudes that affect those behaviours.

Feminism and the schooling scandal

This book includes contributions from educational researchers evaluating the field of gender and education. The book offers global best practices in schools for promoting gender equality, the direction of educational policy and how to address 'problem of boys', and how factors including social class, ethnicity and sexuality relate with young people’s school experiences.

It’s All One Curriculum: Guidelines and Activities for a Unified Approach to Sexuality, Gender, HIV, and Human Rights Education

This report provides the rationale for, content, development, sample activities, and effective teaching methods for integrating gender and rights into a sexuality and HIV curriculum for young people aged 15 or older in or out of schools. To ensure the resource is globally relevant, guidelines are provided for educators and policymakers to adapt the materials to one’s local environment with a broad range of populations.

Boys and education in the global south: Emerging vulnerabilities and new opportunities for promoting changes in gender norms

What do we know about the benefits to men and women when gender equality is a critical and prioritized component of school based curriculums? This article reviews such positive outcomes by assessing the impact of structured, participatory and conscious raising education programs that promoted gender equality in school settings in Brazil, the Balkans, and India.


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