This program is a sex education curriculum focused on gender equity, healthy relationships, & safer sex practices. This inclusive, youth-centered program can be implemented in schools and community centers with youth of all genders ages 15-19.
Launched in 2002 and implemented in at least 36 countries, Program H & M (also called Manhood 2.0 and Sisterhood 2.0) targets young people, ages 15-24, in group education to encourage the critical interrogation of traditional gender norms, and build skills for community organizing.
In this 12-session evidence-based group education curriculum, boys and girls collectively (1) Reimagine gender norms to promote girls’ agency and boys’ care and connection; (2) Understand and appreciate body changes in body-positive ways; and (3) Recognize unhealthy relationship dynamics.
Manhood 2.0 is a gender-transformative initiative to engage adolescent boys and young men in reflecting on the impacts of harmful gender norms in the United States.
Designed for young women, Program M focuses on equitable gender roles, empowerment in interpersonal relationships, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Designed for young men, Program H encourages critical reflection about rigid norms related to manhood and encourages transformation of stereotypical roles associated with gender.
Designed for use with Program H and Program M, Program D combats homophobia and promotes diversity.