Findings from the evaluation of the Male Norms Initiative indicate that interventions to promote gender-equitable norms can successfully influence young men’s attitudes toward gender norms and lead to healthier relationships. The study also provides empirical evidence that a community-based intervention focused on combating inequitable and risk-supporting gender norms is associated with reductions in partner violence and improvements in risk outcomes for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

Author(s): Pulerwitz J, Widyono M, Mehta M, Shityuwete J, Verani F, Keulder C

Corporate author(s): PATH, EngenderHealth, LifeLine/ChildLine Namibia, Promundo, Survey Warehouse

Publication date: October 2010

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