The Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Task Force recently hosted “Men and Boys’ Mental Health: Emerging Evidence and Innovative Approaches.” This webinar showcased research and programming for better understanding and addressing of the mental health experiences and needs of men and boys across diverse contexts (in Colombia, Eswatini, Malawi, South Africa, and Tanzania). It also demonstrated how men’s mental health intersects with other health outcomes related to family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS.
Dominick Shattuck, director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (Breakthrough ACTION), moderated the webinar, which featured the following presentations:
- Introductory Remarks: Global Status of Men and Mental Health (Paul Bolton, U.S. Agency for International Development)
- Men’s Experiences of Lifetime Trauma and Their Effects in Three Countries in Southern Africa (Julie Pulerwitz and Ann Gottert, Population Council)
- Men.Men.Men The Podcast: Unpacking and Unlearning Mental Health for Men in Tanzania (Michael Baruti, Ubongo)
- The Calm Line: Supporting Men’s Emotional Health and Well-Being in Colombia (María Fernanda Cepeda, Secretariat for Culture, Recreation, and Sports, City of Bogotá)
EXPLORE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Use the links below to access the PowerPoint slides from the webinar and other related resources.
IGWG’s Do’s and Don’ts for Engaging Men and Boys (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish)