This training manual was developed as part of FEMNET’s Men to Men approach and regional programme. The overall goal of the programme is to create a critical mass of African men who are able to influence communities, organizations and the public to believe in and practise gender equality as a norm. The manual on masculinities provides rich content for trainers and facilitation tips for each session. The aim of the training manual is to enhance men’s knowledge on the link between masculinities, GBV and the spread of HIV/AIDS, and equip men with practical skills for training other men on combating GBV and the spread of HIV/AIDS. It has an introduction and information for nine training sessions.
Tools and guides
This booklet provides key information about the MenEngage Africa Training Initiative (MATI). The vision for MATI is to build a dynamic, vocal and visible network of leaders and gender justice advocates that will drive the gender equality and human rights agenda on the African continent. The booklet gives a summary of the MATI course curriculum and includes a CD containing the modules, which can also be accessed online.
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 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.
This policy advocacy toolkit was developed to assist African civil society organisations to effectively contribute to the development and implementation of public policy for social justice and gender equality or to challenge proposed laws and policies that undermine gender equality and human rights. It targets organisations that work with men and boys for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and is designed for use within an African context. But it may be amended to suit any country’s social, political and economic conditions. It outlines policy advocacy strategies that can be used to influence policy processes, especially those that are counter to the principles of democracy, gender equality and human rights.
MenCare is a global campaign to promote men’s involvement as equitable, responsive and non-violent fathers and caregivers with the aim of achieving increased family well-being and gender equality. This report is an overview of the campaign and provides tools to promote social norms around men’s active participation as involved fathers and caregivers. It provides high quality community and mass media messages, technical assistance, policy and program recommendations and evidence to support local NGOs, governments and UN partners in their efforts to engage men and boys in caregiving.
The One Man Can Campaign encourages men to become actively involved in advocating gender equality, preventing gender-based violence and responding to HIV and AIDS. This action toolkit provides a range of resources including strategy recommendations, workshop activities and fact sheets for NGO’s or other organizations to support their work in engaging men to take action, strengthening community mobilization and conducting public awareness to change harmful gender norms.
This is an educational video that tells the story of four men who have changed the way they think about gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, and violence. The film also illustrates effective interventions for engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality and preventing gender-based violence in settings such as the health sector and the workplace.
Using social media sites has become a part of the daily lives of millions of people. Based on lessons learned from the Partners for Prevention regional project ‘Engaging Young Men through Social Media for the Prevention of Violence against Women’, this publication offers an understanding of how to use social media as a tool to prevent violence against women. It offers recommendations on how to develop a social media strategy, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. The report is aimed at civil society organisations, the UN and other development practitioners.
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.
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 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.