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
In collaboration with the MenEngage Alliance and with support from UNIFEM, Promundo produced a module for the virtual knowledge centre on how to work with men and boys in the prevention of violence against women and girls. The module provides guidance on how to engage men and boys drawing on the knowledge of experts and on existing programmes that work. It walks you through the programming cycle giving step-by-step guidance with illustrative case studies and links to tools and other resources.
This manual provides group education sessions for engaging men as allies in women’s economic empowerment. It emerges from learning, in Rwanda and elsewhere, that women’s economic empowerment works, but can be made to work better and to achieve even more movement toward equality when men are deliberately engaged as allies. Through participation in group educational activities, men are encouraged to reflect on rigid gender norms, to examine their personal attitudes and beliefs, and to question traditional ideas about household decision making and division of labor, caring for children and sharing household tasks. The activities also promote men’s acceptance of and support for their wives’ participation in groups for economic empowerment, and encourage men to see women in a different light and treat them with greater respect
This manual contains activities for working with adolescents and young men in the prevention of violence.
This manual provides group education sessions for engaging men as allies in women’s economic empowerment. It emerges from learning, in Rwanda and elsewhere, that women’s economic empowerment works, but can be made to work better and to achieve even more movement toward equality when men are deliberately engaged as allies. Through participation in group educational activities, men are encouraged to reflect on rigid gender norms, to examine their personal attitudes and beliefs, and to question traditional ideas about household decision making and division of labor, caring for children and sharing household tasks. The activities also promote men’s acceptance of and support for their wives’ participation in groups for economic empowerment, and encourage men to see women in a different light and treat them with greater respect.
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 is an educational manual for working with men to question and challenge harmful views about masculinity and to develop more positive attitudes to prevent unhealthy behaviours that put them and their partners and families at risk. It can also be used to train facilitators who will implement workshop activities with groups of men. Topics covered include ‘gender and power’, ‘sexuality’ and ‘substance use’.
This is a facilitator’s manual for training staff on how to engage men and boys in development programming, and how engaging men and boys for women’s empowerment benefits everyone. It includes a range of activities intended to explore practitioners’ understanding of where gender norms come from. Chapters covered include: ‘gender socialization’, ‘care-giving and fatherhood’, ‘power and violence and sexuality’.
This is a dynamic training manual for promoting equitable partnerships based on a theological and biblical framework that can be adapted to meet the needs of diverse communities and societies. The overall goal of the manual is to enable churches and social organisations to promote gender justice and partnership of women and men through the development of leaders, who model good examples. It is intended to make a significant contribution to justice and transformation in church and society.
This is a manual for those working with men and boys on issues of gender and health including sexual and reproductive health, and more specifically on increasing access to safe and stigma free abortion services. It consists of five chapters designed for the facilitator to pick out the topics that are needed. The manual is developed to be used in workshop settings and also as a facilitation guide aimed at building the capacity of individuals and organisations to address specific sexual and reproductive health issues with men and boys.
This manual includes a conceptual framework, activities and a list of resources for working with adolescent and young men in the prevention of violence. The activities are based around three main topics: young men and their emotions, the socialization of gender and construction of masculinities, and types of gender violence and their effects for young men and their environment.
This module is intended to build the skills of participants working to engage boys and men in gender-based violence prevention and reproductive health in conflict and other emergency-response settings. One outcome is to be able to identify action steps to integrate male-engagement activities into participants’ current programmatic work plans. Specific audiences to consider targeting are NGO project managers, field staff, health sector coordinators, health promoters, donor representatives, local representatives of ministries of health, and community liaisons working for UNCHR or other UN agencies.
Program P is an educational manual that provides concrete strategies for engaging men in active caregiving from the stage of their partner’s pregnancy through their child’s early years. It identifies best practices on engaging men in maternal and child health, caregiving, and preventing violence against women and children.
The manual is developed for health workers, social activists, NGOs, educators, and other individuals and institutions that aim to promote men’s roles as caregivers as a starting point for improving family well-being and achieving gender equality.
This is a practical guide for families and communities to develop violence free-education. The guide is divided into three modules: methods for the prevention of intra-family violence, the promotion of child development, and the rights of children and adolescents. It also presents group work techniques, and offers a list of bibliographical references, websites, and organizations working to end violence.
This manual has the aim of providing a safe and constructive space for men, their partners and daughters to critically reflect on the deeply imbedded cultural and gender norms that devaluate girls and hinder men’s participation as involved fathers. The manual was developed as part of a collaboration between World Vision and Promundo in response to the harmful norms and practices that underpin child marriage in India.
This training guide from Rozan, a Pakistan-based NGO, is designed for use by facilitators and programme planners who seek to engage young men in issues around gender-based violence and masculinities. It is designed as a 15 session series that can be run with groups of 10-25 men in community settings. The overall objectives are to help participants understand the structural influences in the constructions of masculinities and recognise its impact on issues such as health, gender roles and relationships.
This curriculum is a capacity development resource to support members of the Regional Learning Community for East and Southeast Asia and other practitioners to challenge and transform patriarchal masculinities, more effectively promote gender equality and human rights and prevent violence. The report consists of eight chapters that present various themes related to masculinities and gender justice and provides learning activities that can be used in workshop settings.
SASA! is a community mobilisation intervention developed in Uganda to prevent VAW and HIV/AIDS. SASA! is an evidenced-based methodology that takes a gender relational approach by working at multiple social levels with a range of stakeholders. The approach moves beyond having a focus only on individual relationships, which has shown to impact the wider community rather than being limited to individual participants. The SASA! website provides various strategy, learning and advocacy resources. There is also a video called “Condom Commandos” that presents soldiers in the Angolan army and women living beside the barracks using the SASA! approach, which can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/13184545.
Kicking Little Rocks is a children’s book that presents a father and his daughter, addressing how certain gender norms and expectations limit the daughter’s desires and dreams. Through dialogue and affection, the father and daughter challenge old concepts and build the foundations for an education based on equality and respect for individual personality. The story is a product of the collective work of a group of 17 girls who live in Rio de Janeiro and can be used by parents or teachers to talk about gender equality.
The Program HMD toolkit for action presents a shorter version of the approach contained in Promundo’s Programs H and M. This toolkit seeks to make the model accessible by providing learning activities and case studies for discussion, with the aim of increasing the number of teachers, facilitators, youth workers, coaches, and health workers who can become gender equality activists – engaging young people to achieve lives free of inequalities, discrimination, and violence, and with full access to and knowledge about sexual health and other health services.