Gender equity and menís participation
Women comprise seventy per cent of the world's poor. A majority of them face life-long lack of empowerment. The subordinate role of women and girls perpetuate the intergenerational cycle of poor health. The very high rates of child malnutrition and low birth weight are linked to such factors as women's poor access to education and their low levels of participation in the labor market. Although men are typically the decision-makers in families, behavior change programs, awareness raising, and empowerment campaigns usually address women and girls. New approaches are needed to ensure men’s participation towards achieving gender equality.
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UN: The Role of Men and Boys
QWeb: Gendering Men - A Shared Concern
WHO: What about Boys?
UNFPA: Girls and Adolescents
|UNFPA: Involving Men in Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Reproductive Health