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    CONFERENCES WEBINARS & EVENTS

    CONFERENCES WEBINARS & EVENTS

Publications and Lessons Learned

Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys

By UNFPA and IPPF, 2017

The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys has been developed to support providers of sexual and reproductive health services. It aims to increase the range and quality of sexual and reproductive services provided that meet the specific and diverse needs of men and adolescents boys. It covers men and adolescent boys in all their diversity, and takes a positive approach to sexual and reproductive health, seeing this not just as the absence of disease, but the positive expression of one’s gender, sex and sexuality.

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Mending Inequalities: Men and Gender Equality in the OSCE Region

By the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), 2011

A technical paper designed as a reference tool to assist OSCE executive structure in increasing the engagement of men and boys in gender equality initiatives within the OSCE region, inviting reflection upon masculinities and the many positive roles that men and boys can and do provide to bridge continuing gender inequalities. 

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

By UNFPA, Promundo and the MenEngage Alliance, 2016.

This publication is a tool for action that provides guidance on best practices to promote partnerships between civil society organizations and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

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EU Roadmap on Forced/Early Marriage (FEM) Referral Pathway for Frontline Professionals

The purpose of the EU FEM Roadmap is to provide frontline professionals with a guidance document to assist in the protection and support of (potential) victims of  Forced and early marriage (FEM). FEM, contracted without the free and valid consent of one or both partners or before the age of 18, is internationally acknowledged as a violation of human rights and as a form of gender-based violence.

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State of the World's Fathers

An advocacy publication by MenCare, 2015. 

The State of the World's Fathers provides a global view of the state of the men's contributions to caregiving and parenting. 

"Fathers matter. Father–child relationships, in all communities and at all stages of a child’s life, have profound and wide-ranging impacts on children that last a lifetime, whether these relationships are positive, negative, or lacking. Men’s participation as fathers and as caregivers also matters tremendously for women’s lives. And, it positively affects the lives of men themselves."

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Caring for Equality

A manual to work with men, women and youth in the promotion of gender equality and the prevention of prenatal sex selection by World Vision, Promundo and MenCare, 2015. 

To combat prenatal sex selection, World Vision’s work in Armenia focuses on examining and challenging harmful gender attitudes and practices that support son preference. In partnership with Promundo, World Vision has developed this curriculum to work with men, women, and youth to examine, question, and transform social norms.

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Engaging Men and Boys

A brief summary of UNFPA Experience and Lessons Learned by UNFPA, 2013. 

A large and growing body of research has shown how gender inequality undermines health and development. Research has also demonstrated how working with men and boys as well as women and girls to promote gender equality contributes to achieving health and development outcomes (Barker and others, 2010). UNFPA organizational directives have built upon this evidence and provide a strong logical and institutional rationale for working with men and boys to promote gender equality as well as sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and reproductive rights. Gender equality and human rights are core values in UNFPA and are reflected throughout its work. The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo, linked the rights of men and women to the gender-related values and norms that determine people’s well-being. Despite many advances made in the area of women’s empowerment, the translation of a human rights-based approach into development programmes is challenging: there is a tendency to accept gender inequality as a given rather than attempt to address it incrementally through programmes. The mainstreaming of a gender lens into other areas of the ICPD mandate, including SRH, especially for adolescents and youth, and population and development programmes continues to be challenging.

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Adolescent Boys and Young Men

By Promundo and UNFPA 

This study of Adolescent Boys and Young Men highlights the importance of engaging adolescent boys and young men in sexual and reproductive health and rights (srhr) and gender equality. not only is this engagement essential to achieve the full equality of women and girls, it also positively impacts the lives of men and boys themselves. This paper establishes a conceptual framework for engaging adolescent boys and young men. it reviews current research on boys’ and young men’s specific risks and realities in relation to their general health status, violence, sexuality and sexual and reproductive health, media violence, sexual exploitation, and other vulnerabilities. It also discusses the implications of these issues on the lives of women and girls.

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Partnering with Men to End Gender-Based Violence

Practices that work from Eastern Europe and Central Asia by UNFPA, 2009.

This publication was designed to identify good practices from UNFPA’s work on the involvement of men in the prevention of gender-based violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. During the post-Soviet era, UNFPA launched its first country programmes in many countries in the region with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and population and development. UNFPA and its partners recognize the symbiotic relationship between these issues and gender-based violence, and the advantage of using them as entry points for the engagement of men in prevention programmes. Many innovative projects have been implemented in the region to address gender-base violence with the involvement of men. But, until now, UNFPA has not examined them in depth.

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Mobilising Men in Practice

Challenging sexual and gender-based violence in institutional settings, by the Institute of Development Studies 2012. 

Calls for greater male participation are now a commonplace in work on sexual and reproductive health and rights. The need to engage men in efforts to prevent sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and promote sexual health and gender equality is well accepted. But we know less about the optimal forms of such engagement, particularly when it comes to moving beyond a focus on changing individual men’s attitudes and behaviours. Such a focus is critical of course, but gender inequalities, and the violence that maintains them, are not simply a matter of individuals and their behaviours; they are maintained by the social, economic and political institutions that structure all of our lives. What can men do to work with women in challenging the institutionalised nature of sexual and gender-based violence?

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Men, Masculinities and Changing Power

A discussion paper on engaging men in gender equality from Beijing 1995-2015 by MenEngage Alliance in collaboration with UN Women and with support of UNFPA. 

Since the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, there have been tremendous advances in the rights and well-being of women and girls. We are still far from achieving equality between women and men, but by many measures—including health, education, political participation, and income— we are closer to it than we were 20 years ago. As envisioned in the Beijing Platform for Action, one critical piece for advancing the gender equality agenda is engaging men and boys. Beyond just the nominal or symbolic involvement of men, the Beijing framework envisions male engagement as a necessary means to challenge the structures, beliefs, practices, and institutions that sustain men’s aggregate privileges, as well as to address inequalities between women and men.

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Fatherhood: Parenting Programmes and Policy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A critical review of best practice by Fiona McAllister and Adrienne Burgess of the Fatherhood Institute, in association with Jane Kato and Gary Barker of Promundo. 

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Engendering Men

A Collaborative Review of Evidence on Men and Boys in Social Change and Gender Equality. 
Edited by Jerker Edström, Alexa Hassink, Thea Shahrokh and Erin Stern. 2015

Designed to help answer the question, ‘what works best when it comes to engaging men and boys for gender equality?’, this evidence review critically assesses trends and shifts in related social norms and structures over the past 20 years, successful policies and programmes and implications for best practice, and future directions for promoting men’s and boys’ support for gender equality across a variety of priority thematic areas.

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Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality and Health

A global toolkit for action by Promundo, UNFPA and MenEngage Alliance. 2010

The toolkit presents conceptual and practical information on engaging men and boys in promoting gender equality and health. Specific topics include sexual and reproductive health, maternal, newborn and child health, fatherhood, HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support, and GBV prevention. In addition to laying out numerous examples of programmes that have effectively addressed these challenges, the toolkit provides guidance on advocacy, needs-assessment, monitoring and evaluation related to efforts to engage men and boys. 

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