On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Equimundo’s Director of Programs Jane Kato-Wallace and Senior Research Officer Brian Heilman presented on a webinar titled, “What does the evidence say? Innovative Approaches to Engaging Men and Boys in the US,” hosted by National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza.
During the session, Jane and Brian presented some of Equimundo’s latest research, including The Man Box – a study on men’s attitudes, perceptions, and practices as they relate to gender equality in the United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico – and discussed how such research is informing innovative gender-transformative programming in the U.S., such as the Manhood 2.0 program.
The webinar aimed to provide participants, including violence prevention programmers, researchers, service providers, and others affiliated with the National Latin@ Network around the U.S., with an understanding of how harmful ideas about masculinity and manhood link statistically with negative health and well-being outcomes in the United States and Mexico. It also aimed to provide insights around adapting, designing, implementing, and evaluating an evidence-based discussion group curriculum for high school students in the U.S., and a better understanding of how national survey results and program evaluations can be used to inform, adapt, and improve this programming.
Watch the full recording below: