Working with Men & Boys to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Principles, Lessons Learned, & Ways Forward

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2014
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This article examines the rationale for working with men and boys for gender equality, citing specific examples of successful programs, and outlines strategies and next steps for engaging men in initiatives that promote gender equality.

This article examines the rationale for working with men and boys for gender equality; describes key findings from multi-country studies about the relationship between notions of masculinities and men’s gender-related practices; documents key principles guiding much gender equality work with men and boys; identifies emerging strategies and proposes key next steps to increase the scale, impact, and sustainability of gender transformative work with men and boys. It offers examples of several successful initiatives to engage men and boys in various communities around the world.

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