Resources

12 Jul 2009

Engaging Boys and Men in Gender Transformation: The Group Education Manual (2008) is produced by EngenderHealth and Promundo. This is an educational manual for working with men to question non-equitable views about masculinity and develop more positive attitudes to prevent unhealthy behaviors 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. The activities are intended for use with men of all ages, although some adaptations might have to be made depending on the ages of the men and the country and community context. These activities can also be adapted for use with groups of men and women.

11 Jul 2009
Key texts
Barwick, Helena (2004) Young Males: Strengths-based and male-focused approaches. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Youth Development. [URL: http://www.myd.govt.nz/Publications/education/youngmalesstrengthsbaseda…]
Clarke, Margaret. (1989). The Great Divide: The Construction of Gender in the Primary School. Canberra: Curriculum Development Centre.
09 Jul 2009

A collection of lists and guides. Please see below for the attachment, in Word.

07 May 2009

This handy one-page sheet provides a guide to key online resources on men, masculinities and gender, including activist and academic resources.

12 Apr 2009

In various settings, small numbers of men and boys are changing their attitudes and behaviour towards women - supporting opportunities for women to earn an income outside the home, or speaking out against gender-based violence, for example. What makes this kind of resistance to rigid views of gender possible? How can development policies and programmes stimulate or build on these positive attitudes and behaviours to achieve gender equality for all? This report - consisting of an overview, annotated bibliography, and contacts section - describes a broad range of innovative work being carried out in different parts of the world to engage men in the promotion of gender equality. It looks at the reasons for involving men and boys in gender and development work, and considers why it might be in men's own interests to change. It goes on to consider possible strategies for, and examples of, positive changes in men's attitudes and behaviour, focusing on:

:-involving men as partners against gender-based violence;
:-strengthening men's resistance to violence and conflict;
:-fostering constructive male involvement in sexual and reproductive health and rights;
:-encouraging men's positive engagement as fathers and carers; and
:-promoting more gender-equitable institutional cultures and practices within development organisations.