Publication Type: Reports

The 2010 Soccer World Cup: Opportunities to engage men and boys in advancing gender equality.

The 2010 Soccer World Cup

Sports for development (S4D) initiatives have emerged in recent years, in an attempt to offer developing countries alternative strategies to tackle a variety of issues relating to development (individual, economic or social), peace building, post-disaster relief, gender equality, health promotion and disease prevention. With the upcoming 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa in sight, …

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Working with men on sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality

Working with men on sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality

This Desk Review consequently aims to provide an overview of the status of men’s reproductive health, especially as it relates to HIV, in South Africa. The role which gender plays in impacting on both women’s and men’s health is a key aspect of this overview. The review frames the discussion in the context of sexual …

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Policy approaches to working with men to improve men\'s health and achieve gender equality

Policy Approaches to Working with Men to Improve Men’s Health and Achieve Gender Equality

This National Department of Health policy initiative has its origins in the publication of the South Africa Country Report to the UN Commission on the Status of Women on progress made in involving men and boys in achieving gender equality since 2004. The findings of this report made clear the need to develop a coherent …

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Men Health & Gender Equality: A report on the National Men\'s Imbizo

Men Health & Gender Equality

This Men’s Imbizo successfully brought together stakeholders from eight provinces to discuss and recommend policy responses to the related challenges of improving men’s health and promoting gender equality. The mix of presentations on bio-medical and psycho-social aspects of gender and health in the lives of men raised key issues for discussion, and in the process …

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Addressing Gender Inequalities Driving Spread Impact HIV/AIDS Farms

Addressing gender inequalities driving the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS on farms in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, South Africa

In partnership with the Hoedspruit Training Trust (HTT), IOM set up the Commercial Farm workers HIV Prevention and Care project in mid-2005. Operating on 18 commercial farms in the Hoedspruit area, the project provides a holistic approach to tackling HIV and has four components. In the workplace Care and support Behaviour change communication Addressing gender …

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Understanding Men's Perceptions of Their own and Governments Response to Violence Against Women

Understanding Men’s Perceptions of Their Own and Government’s Response to Violence Against Women

From November 10-15, 2006 Sonke Gender Justice conducted a survey of 945 men in the greater Johannesburg area. Men were selected from diverse racial and ethnic groups in the same general proportion as these groups are represented in South Africa. Men were asked two initial questions about how they viewed responses to violence against women. …

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‘By the Grace of God’

‘We run a trouble free centre only by the grace of God.’— DCS official at South African correctional service centre Correctional centre staff are vital for the safety, security and rehabilitation of inmates and detainees at South Africa’s correctional centres. Their role is pivotal in ensuring that conditions in correction centres meet the legal standards, and …

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