Getting to Equal: Men, Gender Equality, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 1:02 pm

Getting to Equal Through a review and analysis of the latest global evidence, the Getting to Equal report offers up a new way to think about men and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) from two angles: First, it reinforces what we ...

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Progressive gender views among teen boys could protect against violence: Study

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 12:05 pm

Teenage boys with more progressive views about gender are half as likely to engage in violent behaviors as their peers with rigid views about masculinity and gender, according to new research. The research, which was published in the American Journal of Preventive ...

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Advancing Gender Equity

Posted on November 4, 2019 at 3:49 pm

Take a moment to view this creative documentation, Advancing Gender Equity, which highlights—through visuals and voices—the work Ipas and partners are doing in three countries to combat harmful gender stereotypes, to broaden access to essential reproductive health services and, specifically, ...

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Men on the move and the wives left behind: the impact of migration on family planning in Nepal

Posted on August 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Abstract Migration in Nepal is longstanding, and increased from 2.3% of the total population in 2001 to 7.2% in 2011. The estimated 1.92 million migrants are predominantly men. Consequently, 32% of married women have husbands working abroad.  Positive impacts of ...

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The Campus Hero Cafe

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 12:14 pm

Challenging masculinity to stop violence against women in Bangladesh Violence against women and girls is pervasive throughout Bangladeshi society and takes many forms. The Campus Hero Café project aims to initiate social change to prevent such violence. The project aspires ...

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Introducing psychodrama in Dhaka slums

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Transforming sexual attitudes of young males Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is one of the fastest growing megacities in the world. It is also one of the most densely populated areas globally. Of Dhaka’s estimated population of 8.5 million ...

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Community‐based father education intervention on breastfeeding practice—Results of a quasi‐experimental study

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 10:44 am

Although the benefits of breastfeeding are well‐documented, little is known about how best to encourage fathers to support breastfeeding. A quasi‐experimental study of a community‐based intervention was designed to examine whether health education to promote fathers’ involvement in supporting women ...

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‘The mindset is that boys are not raped’: India ends silence on male sex abuse

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 12:18 pm

A film-maker asked by the Indian government to conduct a study of male survivors of child sexual abuse has said there is a culture of indifference in the country about “what happens to men as boys”. Insia Dariwala is investigating ...

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Determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active men in Kenya

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Abstract Background: Research in Kenya has focussed on family planning from women’s perspectives, with the aim of helping reduce the burden of unintended pregnancies. As such, the determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active women are well documented. However, ...

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Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 6:33 pm

This publication is a tool for action developed by UNFPA, Promundo and the MenEngage Alliance. It provides guidance on best practices to promote partnerships between civil society organizations and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender equality and ...

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