Engaging Men in Public Policies for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls

Authors/editor(s): UN Women, UNFPA, EME/Cultura y Salud, Promundo

As in other regions in the world, violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a serious health and human rights issue in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). As the magnitude of VAWG has become clearer, national and international institutions have initially focused on protecting victims of VAWG and punishing aggressors with laws, policies, guidelines, and programs. Today, however, there is consensus that to prevent VAWG, and to undertake efforts to eliminate it, men and boys must be engaged as part of the solution.

The purpose of Engaging Men in Public Policies for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls, a report developed by UN Women, UNFPA, EME/Cultura y Salud and Promundo, is to review impact-evaluated programs that engage men in the prevention and elimination of VAWG. this report does not attempt to map all of the interventions in Latin America and the Caribbeam in the field of engaging men. Rather, the objective is to provide evidence regarding efforts in the region to prevent and eradicate all forms of VAWG used by men, and to outline effective interventions and highlight progress in the field, as well as the obstacles, lessons learned, and challenges. Given the paucity of programs that have been evaluated for impact, and to broaden the overview of prevention programs that engage men in the region, innovative and promising programs have been included.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls

Resource type: Research papers

Publication year: 2016

Number of pages: 76