Based on a literature review and interviews with key stakeholders, this technical brief synthesizes current research into how masculinities and disabilities intersect in conflict and post-conflict settings. It outlines evidenced-based strategies for meaningful engagement with men and boys and sheds light on how to equip them with the skills they need to play a role in peaceful societies that are both gender- and disability-inclusive.
Our training materials can be used to introduce a broad range of audiences and backgrounds to important concepts related to gender and health. Each training course focuses on one of five themes that complement the CORE Gender 101 agenda: Gender Integration, HIV + Sexuality, Safe Motherhood, Gender-Based Violence, and Constructive Male Engagement. The courses are designed to meet the geographic and technical needs of cooperating agencies, USAID Missions, and specific projects. Materials range from basics such as using a shared gender vocabulary and programmatic guidance, to user guides on how to conduct a gender analysis, to exercises for gender trainings. The trainings are geared to be used by anyone and with any audience, even those learning about gender for the first time!
Our popular Gender Integration Continuum framework is an important tool to assess how programs do (or do not) address gender and move them toward more gender-transformative actions. An updated User’s Guide for facilitating training on use of the continuum is available, along with other materials.
To challenge stereotypical representations, this report draws on primary interview data to explore the views of Afghan male allies who are working for gender equality and feminist peace in the country. The report discusses the allies’ perspectives on gender relations and their commitment towards feminist peace and offers an analysis of the current situation in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime and its implications for male allies and their work.
In collaboration with ACWS and the Government of Alberta, Shift created a practical set of guidelines to support funders and policymakers investing in programs that engage and mobilize men and boys in preventing violence against women and advancing gender justice. The guidelines aim to inform funding decisions and help advance effective practices in engaging and mobilizing men and boys in violence prevention.
Harmful gender norms, views on the acceptability of violence against women, and power inequities in relationships have been explored as key drivers of male perpetration of IPV. Yet such antecedents have been inconsistently measured in the empirical literature. This journal article aims to identify which measures of gender inequitable norms, views, relations, and practices are currently used in the field and which are most closely...
Equimundo has produced a set of resources that identify steps you can take, directly with young men and in your setting, to realize a feminist future of manhood. These resources include new research on masculinity, guidance on conversations, a curriculum to promote a gender-equitable future of manhood, and more.