Equimundo works to achieve gender equality and social justice by transforming intergenerational patterns of harm and promoting patterns of care, empathy and accountability among boys and men throughout their lives.
All people live in a caring, nonviolent, and gender-equitable world.
We believe that male-identified individuals must be active allies in achieving gender equality and full rights for women, girls and non-binary individuals.
Equimundo – the Center for Masculinities and Social Justice is the next phase of Promundo-US, which grew out of Instituto Promundo in Brazil. Building on Instituto Promundo’s community-based and evidence-based work to engage men and boys in gender equality with a focus on Brazil and Latin America, Promundo-US was established in 2011 as a legally independent organization to partner globally beyond Latin America and in the US. After 10 years as Promundo-US we are re-affirming our mission to take the promise of an intersectional focus on masculinities and social justice to the next level. We changed our name to make clear our focus on masculinities within and always as part of a social justice framework, and to communicate that message to a broader audience of stakeholders.
Our previous name meant “for the world.” Our new name signifies an urgent call for equity and equality in the world. We want our social and gender justice mission to be clear, accessible and visible, and for that mission to be easily identifiable in our name and in all actions both in our expanding work in the US and in our international partnerships. It is from this history and trajectory that we turn toward a new phase building partners in new spaces.