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Making space for young heterosexual males: gender and HIV/AIDS prevention education  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Describes the results of a study that explored young heterosexual males' perceptions of sexual behaviours, roles, and responsibilities, and determined obstacles and gaps in their sexual health decision-making. Includes recommendations.

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Published: 2006
Men's involvement in gender and development policy and practice: beyond rhetoric  
http://publications.oxfam.org.uk/oxfam/display.asp?isb=085598466X

Presents the papers of contributors at a seminar entitled "Beyond Rhetoric: Male Involvement in Gender and Development Policy and Pracitce," which was held at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, UK, from 9 to 10 June 2000. These papers explore ways in which development organisations have addressed gender and development in the past, the problems that they have faced, and possible ways of working which will take account of the concerns related to gender and development. (See Details)

Published: 2001
Young men and HIV: culture, poverty and sexual risk  
http://www.panos.org.uk/

Explores young men's sexuality - their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour - as a factor driving the international AIDS pandemic. Looks at risk behaviours, such as sex with more than one partner and without a condom, and social conditions, such as poverty, that discourage young men from protecting themselves.

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Published: 2001
Mind the sex gap: bridging sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention for young heterosexual males  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/buddyStudy.pdf

Explores young men's perceptions of sexual behaviours, roles, and responsibilities, and pinpoints obstacles and gaps in their sexual health decision-making. Provides a list of recommendations to policy makers and sexual health practitioners for improving HIV/AIDS prevention services for young men and women.

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Published: 2004
Men, masculinities & development: broadening our work towards gender equality  
http://www.undp.org/gender/programmes/men/men_ge.html
Discusses gender, its social construction, and its impact on women and men's lives. It explains that the lives of women and men are shaped by norms and traditions which are, along with the ideas that underpin them, manifested in laws, institutions, economics and social structures, such as the family and the job market. But the gendered responsibilities and rewards of participation in society are not only different for women and men, they are usually inequitable. This analysis reveals the gendered bases of inequity and inequality to be powerful and pervasive. Yet, as the monograph makes clear, the concept of gender can also provide a catalyst for social and economic change. If the differing roles and responsibilities ascribed to men and women are socially constructed, then, by definition, they may be changed by society. Understanding the ways that gender is constructed can create a space within which women and men may envision different ways of being together. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Limits and risks of "programs" for wife batterers
Presents concerns about the current approach to treating wife batterers: a "psychologized" approach versus punitive judicial treatments.
Published: 1995
HERA action sheets  
http://www.iwhc.org/docUploads/HERAActionSheets.PDF
Examines topics as gender equality and equity, women's empowerment, and adolescents' sexual and reproductive rights and health. (See Details)