Our Work

Founded in Brazil in 1997 in the city of Brasilia, Federal District, and now working globally to promote gender equality, Promundo brings unparalleled research and programmatic expertise on engaging men and boys in gender equality across the Global South. Promundo’s programs create a structured space for men and women to: 1) question and critically reflect on gender norms and how these shape their lives; 2) rehearse equitable and non-violent attitudes and behaviors in a comfortable space with supportive peers; and 3) internalize these new gender attitudes and behaviors, and apply them in their own lives and relationships. We hypothesize that becoming aware of inequalities, reflecting on the costs of rigid norms, and learning and practicing new skills (e.g. couple communication and joint decision-making) in a safe, non-judgmental peer environment, can lead to changes across a range of health and relationship behaviors.

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