This document presents examples of innovative approaches for engaging men and boys in changing gender-based health inequity and summarizes the evidence on the effectiveness of these approaches to date. The review analyzed data from 58 evaluation studies (identified via an Internet search, key informants, and colleague organizations) of interventions with men and boys in: sexual and reproductive health, including HIV prevention, treatment, care and support; fatherhood; gender-based violence; maternal, newborn, and child health; and gender socialization. The publication includes some results of programs in this area and suggestions for future efforts.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy challenges barriers to the rights and health of people affected by HIV through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks and resources. We support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change that is rooted in racial, gender and economic justice.