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23.01.2021.Like

Young Men Initiative – Boys and Men as Allies in Violence Prevention and Gender Transformation in the Western Balkans

The Boys and Men as Allies in Violence Prevention and Gender Transformation in the Western Balkans or Young Men Initiative (YMI) project builds upon CARE ́s comprehensive and programmatic effort to fight interpersonal and gender based violence (GBV) as well as to improve gender equality in the region. The YMI project will be implemented in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia and will target young men to build their knowledge and attitudes concerning gender equality and healthy lifestyles and to decrease levels of GBV. The Gender Transformative Life Skills program (Program M) is at the heart of this endeavour.

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Young Men Initiative – Promoting Healthier Lifestyles among Youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Challenging Gender Stereotypes

Young people of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) face different challenges in many areas of their life and thereby present one of the major vulnerable groups in today’s society. The project that CARE proposes would contribute to bringing about positive changes in attitudes and behaviours with young people of secondary school age group that relate directly to health, violence and gender equality.

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Nasilje u porodici u romskoj i egipćanskoj zajednici u Crnoj Gori

U periodu od 01. maja – 31. oktobra 2014. godine, realizovan je projekat »Djelujmo preventivno», koji je dio trogodišnjeg regionalnog projekta ”Aktivna inkluzija i prava Romkinja na Zapadnom Balkanu”, koji je podržan od strane CARE International, a finansiran od strane Austrian Development Cooperation. U implementaciji projekta su direktno bile uključene dvije organizacije: Centar za romske inicijative i Ženska RAE mreža »PRVA«, kao i pojedini članovi/ice Koalicije koja je formirana oktobra 2012.

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22.01.2021.Like

Inicijativa mladića – dječaci i muškarci kao saveznici u prevenciji nasilja i rodnoj transformaciji na Zapadnom Balkanu

Dječaci i muškarci kao saveznici u prevenciji nasilja i rodnoj transformaciji na Zapadnom Balkanu ili projekt Inicijativa mladića (YMI) se oslanja na CARE-ove sveobuhvatne i programske napore u borbi protiv interpersonalnog i rodno zasnovanog nasilja (RZN), kao i na poboljšanju rodne ravnopravnosti u regionu. Projekt Inicijativa mladića će biti implementiran u Albaniji, Bosni i Hercegovini, Kosovu i Srbiji i biće usmjeren na mladiće sa ciljem izgradnje njihovog znanja i stavove o rodnoj ravnopravnosti i zdravim životnim stilovima kao i na smanjivanju nivoa rodno zasnovanog nasilja.

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Inicijativa mladića – promovisanje zdravijih životnih stilova među mladima u Bosni i Hercegovini osporavanjem rodnih stereotipa

Mladi ljudi u Bosni i Hercegovini (BiH) se suočavaju sa različitim izazovima u mnogim oblastima života što ih čini jednom od najranjivijih grupa u današnjem društvu. Projekt koji CARE predlaže će doprinijeti donošenju pozitivnih promjena u stavovima i ponašanju mladih ljudi srednjoškolskog uzrasta koje se odnose direktno na zdravlje, nasilje i rodnu ravnopravnost.

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22.01.2021.Like

Preporuke i zaključci konferencije „Imaju li Romkinje pravo na siguran život?“

Na konferenciji: „Imaju li Romkinje pravo na siguran život?“, održanoj u Sarajevu, 16-17. oktobra 2014 godine, učestvovalo je preko 70 učesnika/ca iz Bosne i Hercegovine, Crne Gore, Republike Srbije, Republike Hrvatske, Albanije, Makedonije, Rumunije, Španije. Konferenciju je organizovao CARE International Balkans uz podršku Ministarstva za ljudska prava i izbjeglice BiH i partnerskih organizacija uključenih u projekat.

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Recommendations and conclusions of conference “Do Roma Women Have the Right to Safe Life?“

Over 70 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Rumania and Spain participated at the conference „Do Roma Women Have the Right to Safe Life?“ held in Sarajevo, October 16-17, 2014. The conference was organized by CARE International with support of the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH and partner organizations involved in the project.

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Political Participation Of Roma With Emphasis On Political Participation Of Roma Women In The Countries Of The Region

Strengthening of Romani women is three years long regional project imple- mented in four countries of the Western Balkan (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro). The project was directed toward strength- ening the position of Romani women, through active Romani women organi- zations in the region. CARE NWB had role of the project leader and mentor to the crucial partner organizations in implementation of project task.

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SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL INCLUSION OF ROMA GIRLS IN SERBIA

There are 450 000 Roma living in Serbia or about 6% of the population, according to the estimates of civil society organizations and the country itself. Only 2% of Roma children are included in the system of preschool education, less than 40% are included in primary education, and up to 70 to 90% of Roma children who enrol in primary schools, drop out at some point.

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National Policies towards Romani Women in the Western Balkans

The study analyses the national policies towards Romani women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, focusing on the policies in the sectors of education, employ- ment, health, housing, participation and gender-based violence.

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I am not for sale!

Human trafficking is a phenomenon that is found in the ancient history of mankind. Many centuries have passed since the time of slavery, but the same problem is as acute today, in a somewhat different form. Human trafficking is considered to be one of the three most profitable criminal activities, together with drug trafficking and the illegal arms trade.

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22.01.2021.Like

Active inclusion and rights of Roma women in Western Balkans

The initial reason for CARE organization to come to the Balkans is a war that has caused the destruction, trauma, displacement and ethnic hatred. In the early years, CARE has focused on charity work and saving lives. Today’s goal of CARE in the Balkans is to ensure that social, economic and political rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups are recognized and fulfilled, thus contributing to sustainable peace in the region.

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22.01.2021.Like

Evidence of Change In Gender Equality and Women‘s Empowerment in the Balkans 2005-2012

́I am proud that I dared ́, said a girl who had participated in one of CARE’s projects in the Balkans. Similar sentiments and perspectives, conveying a sense of strength and defiance of the odds, have been used by many of our partners and participants across the Balkan region while talking to us about their personal and professional growth and development.

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22.01.2021.Like

Investment for a Better Life! RESEARCH PAPER

The commitment and mission of CARE International in all the projects it is implementing is the fight against poverty and the creation of conditions for a life of dignity and security for all. This noble mission, as well as our program strategy to strengthen gender equality and social-economic inclusion of women, was the guiding principle for the project entitled “Economic Empowerment of Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina”.

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22.01.2021.Like

Program M: Young Men’s Manual

The M Manual is a tool that developed out of the Young Men Initiative; a program by CARE International NW Balkans and its collaborative partners focused on addressing gender inequalities, harmful health practices and violence in everyday life with young men in schools and the community.

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22.01.2021.Like

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF ACCESSABILITY AND QUALITY OF BASIC EDUCATION FOR ROMA GIRLS

Project “Chances and Choices for Roma Girls” has been implemented by CARE Serbia office in Belgrade and Novi Sad Humanitarian Center, with financial support from the Foundation Patsy Collins. The project aims to contribute to the availability and quality education of Roma girls through improved institutional support to Roma girls, improved availability of educational institutions to the needs of Roma girls, and through increased awareness and knowledge about the importance of education for Roma girls in the Roma community.

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22.01.2021.Like

SMALL STEPS FOR BETTER FUTURE

This publication is product of the project “Support to implementation of the National Action Plans for Roma inclusions”, which was in the period 1/2010 – 3/2013 implemented by the organization CARE INTERNATIONAL in cooperation with the BiH Ministry for human rights and refugees and Roma non-governmental organization Euro Rom from Tuzla, with the financial support from the European Union The publication was made with intention to represent successes and lessons learned through selected stories of the project’s participants and review of good practices in the field.

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21.01.2021.Like

Guidelines for Monitoring the Implementation of the National Action Plans for Roma Inclusion

These guidelines were developed within the framework of the EU-funded project “Support to National Action Plans for Roma Inclusion” (EC/BIH/CFT/09/005) that is being implemented by CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg in cooperation with CARE International in North West Balkans and the Tuzla-based NGO “EURO ROM”.

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14.12.2020.Like

Policy Brief – Program Y – Program for Healthy and Safe Growing Up of Youth

The Program Y policy brief offers basic information on key aspects of the development, implementation and integration of the science-based educational curriculum of Program Y into formal education in the Balkans.

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02.12.2020.Like

Baseline Evaluation Report

2018, CARE International

The baseline assessment was carried out to contribute to a comprehensive understanding of attitudes amongst young men and women (including marginalized groups such as Roma and other marginalized youth, parents, teachers and youth generally) within Bosnia and Herzegovina society participating in the program toward gender-based violence, gender equity and healthy lifestyles, in the project inception phase, to work-out lessons learned and to provide recommendations for further action.

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02.12.2020.Like

Brochure: Program promoting gender equality, non-violence and healthy lifestyles

2018, CARE International Balkan

The core of the YMI intervention is a series of group educational workshops accompanied with social norms campaign that promote a critical and personal reflection on gender, masculinities and health, with a strong focus on violence prevention.

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01.12.2020.Like

On the road to Europe – PLA

Gender norms among young men in the migrant community in Serbia. This participative qualitative study was conducted as a part of “Welcome Initiative for Migrant Youth” project that aims to provide adequate protection for young migrants – unaccompanied minors settled in the reception centers in the South of Serbia, through educational workshops and awareness raising in issues like healthy lifestyles, non-violent solution to conflicts, gender equality, positive masculinity, counter-trafficking, and others. The project is implemented by CARE International Balkans in partnership with Nexus from Vranje, Center E8 from Belgrade and supported by ADH Germany.

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01.12.2020.Like

Engaging Young Men and Boys in Emergencies

2018-03, CARE International Balkans

Guidelines for Addressing Basic Needs of Young Men and Boys in Crisis Situations. This manual outlines CARE’s experience in working with young male migrants and serves as a guiding tool for frontline workers, mediators, and educators in their work with young men with a migration background.

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01.12.2020.Like

Educational Toolkit for Teachers

2018-12, Predstavništvo CARE Serbia u Beogradu

Youth – Innovative Approaches in GBV Prevention and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion for Young Men and Women

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01.12.2020.Like

Corona Crisis: Survival Kit for Men under pressure

2020-03, MenCare Switzerland

It is our profession to support and accompany men. We know from experience that crisis situations increase the risk of losing control and becoming violent. With this survival kit, we want to help you stay calm during the Corona crisis.

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01.12.2020.Like

Endline Evaluation Report

2020-07, CARE International

Young Men Initiative – Promoting Healthier Lifestyles among Youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Challenging Gender Stereotypes II or Young Men Initiative II (YMI II) project builds upon CARE ́s comprehensive and programmatic effort to fight interpersonal and gender-based violence (GBV) as well as to improve gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina and address preventative issues related to youth extremism and violence.

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Summary of Endline Evaluation Report

2020-07, CARE International

The Endline Assessment was carried out to contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the overall project progress, focusing on changes in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to gender-based violence, gender equality, healthy lifestyles amongst young men and young women from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Kosovo* who participated in ‘Program Y’ in target schools in the period 2018-2020.

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Summary of the Endline Evaluation Report

2020-07, CARE International Balkans

Young Men Initiative – Promoting Healthier Lifestyles among Youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Challenging Gender Stereotypes II or Young Men Initiative II (YMI II) project builds upon CARE ́s comprehensive and programmatic effort to fight interpersonal and gender-based violence (GBV) as well as to improve gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina and address preventative issues related to youth extremism and violence.

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01.06.2018.Like

Baseline evaluation report

2018-06, CARE International

The baseline assessment was carried out to contribute to a comprehensive understanding of attitudes amongst young men and women (including marginalized groups such as Roma and other marginalized youth, parents, teachers and youth generally) within Bosnia and Herzegovina society participating in the program toward gender-based violence, gender equity and healthy lifestyles, in the project inception phase, to work-out lessons learned and to provide recommendations for further action.

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01.05.2018.Like

Teaching manual: A handbook for intercultural learning

2018-05, CARE Germany e.V.

This manual was originally developed as part of the school integration project KIWI by CARE Germany e.V. and represents a holistic programme aimed at promoting the ability of students to integrate. At the same time, it serves to strengthen the integration culture of schools as a vehicle for welcome and integration classes.

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14.03.2018.Like

Policy Brief – Program Y – Evidence and implications

The Program Y policy brief offers information on the relevance of introducing programs based on the development of life skills and an overview of the key results achieved through the implementation of the comprehensive health promotion and violence prevention program – Young Men Initiative. The results presented in this document are extracted from evaluation studies conducted in Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Kosovo*.

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14.03.2018.Like

FactSheet – Public Opinion Poll on Life Skills Education in the Balkans

Life Skills Education is urgently needed in the formal education in the Balkans to build skills of the future generations to develop healthy relationships based on gender equality, to understand their physical and emotional development and to address all forms of violence in their everyday lives.

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14.02.2018.Like

FactSheet – BE A MAN CLUB

Be a Man clubs are established as clubs of high school students who are engaged in a creative way in the design and implementation of the “Be a Man” campaign and represent its most significant part. Be a Man clubs are not clubs that only include young men; these clubs include equally young men and women, with the goal of building healthy lifestyles for all of them.

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14.01.2018.Like

FactSheet – PROGRAM Y

CARE’s gender transformative education program (YMI – Young Men Initiative) has been a documented success in the Western Balkans. The heart of YMI is Program Y which is focused on transforming the school environment to one that supports and nurtures gender equality and promotes a culture of non-violence.

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14.07.2017.Like

SDC Baseline Evaluation Report

The project’s overall goal is to increase the uptake of healthy, nonviolent and gender equitable lifestyles among young men and women in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The overall objective of the base line evaluation is to assess and to measure understanding and attitudes of main beneficiaries group toward gender based violence…

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14.07.2017.Like

Gender Sensitization Manual on Media Reporting

One of the most enduring prejudices in most societies is the gender disparity reflected in the socio-economic and political spheres of life, which limit the types of roles and responsibilities that women can take. This disparity is perpetuated and aggravated by the portrayal of women in the print and electronic media, which is a powerful tool with far-reaching impact and influence on the human psyche.

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14.07.2017.Like

Call for offer for final evaluation

CARE International Balkans is announcing open call for offer for Final Evaluation of the Regional Project: “Boys and Men as Allies in Violence Prevention and Gender Transformation in the Western Balkans – Young Men Initiative (YMI)” for possitions: The Leading evaluator and the Assisting evaluator – indivudal experts can apply for specific possition or evaluators teams.

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14.03.2017.Like

Program T – A Manual for Engaging Men in Fatherhood, Caregiving, and Maternal and Child Health

Program T (“T” for “Tata” BHS languages meaning “Father”) is a direct and targeted response to the need for concrete strategies and action steps to engage men in active fatherhood globally from pregnancy until early childhood

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14.02.2017.Like

IMAGES: International Men and Gender Equality Survey

The IMAGES Serbia study addresses key issues in the field of men and gender equality, which include partner relations, the dynamics of family relationships, and the key health and social aspects of men. This report provides key survey findings using the IMAGES methodology which was developed by Promundo and International Center for Research on Women. The study has included quantitative and qualitative research components. The quantitative research was carried out on a nationally representative sample of 1060 men and 540 women 18-60 years old. Data collection was carried out in November and December 2017.

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14.01.2017.Like

From young to experienced father

The purpose of the guide “From young to experienced father” is to familiarize, in a simple and clear way, young men with the role, responsibility and challenges that fathers are faced with and how to accomplish and overcome all those challenges in an optimal way. Numerous pieces of information and advice in this guide certainly apply to both parents, but they are primarily intended for current and future fathers.

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14.12.2016.Like

Program Y

he Manual for educators in high schools and youth workers “Program Y – Youth“ is a tool that was developed out of the Young Men Initiative by CARE International Balkans and its collaborative partners from Western Balkans countries focused on addressing gender inequalities, harmful health practices and violence in everyday life with young men and young women age from 14 till 19 in schools and the community.

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14.03.2015.Like

Social Media and Arts Case Study

CARE International and partners from Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia & Herzegovina present 4 case studies of how social media and the arts were utilized to support gender transformation with the young men initiative. This case study shows different mediums and approaches one can consider in engaging with youth on gender equality issues.

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14.01.2015.Like

SIGI-Brochure EOCD

The SIGI report presents a detailed analysis of the region on its efforts toward gender equality and women’s empowerment. The young men initiative is listed as a good practice within the report in addressing violence against women (page 39).

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14.11.2014.Like

IMPACT 2014 November

Welcome to the Fall 2014 edition of IMPACT Magazine. As we enter this season of giving, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your loyalty and friendship. Since our founding in 1945, helping families and communities around the world has been at the heart of CARE’s mission, but we could not do this work without your support. Your partnership has driven our success as one of the world’s best and longest running humanitarian organizations, and has helped position us to continue making an impact for decades to come.

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14.09.2014.Like

Understanding Men and Masculinities in Balkans

About the Young Men Initiative: From 2007 to present, the Western Balkan Gender-Based Violence prevention program – Young Men Initiative (YMI) – has been working to build more gender equitable attitudes and behaviors among young men and decrease both violence by young men (against young women) and peer violence (violence by young men against other young men) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia. In addition from 2010 YMI expanded into Kosovo and from 2013 into Albania.

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14.06.2014.Like

CARE Policy Brief

CARE International welcomes the convening of a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in June 2014. We acknowledge that justice for survivors has been woefully inadequate and recognise the important focus on impunity and the launch of the new protocol to document and prosecute sexual violence.

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14.12.2013.Like

Challenging Gender-based Violence Worldwide

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most widespread human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one in three women will be raped, beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Though women and girls are overwhelmingly the targets of GBV, men and boys can also be subject to GBV, especially if they are perceived to be acting outside the prescribed social norms for males. This abuse takes place worldwide in homes, workplaces, schools and communities.

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14.11.2013.Like

YM Executive Summar

Coordinated by CARE International Balkans, implemented by collaborating institutions in four countries, and evaluated by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), YMI seeks to promote a lifestyle that prioritizes good health, nonviolence, and gender equality through a combination of educational workshops and community campaigns. This synthesis report provides an overview of the program’s rationale, design, and evaluation results from YMI’s implementation in vocational high schools.

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14.05.2013.Like

Making the Case Summary of Baseline Characteristics in Six YMI Project Sites in the Western Balkans

This report synthesizes findings from baseline studies in six technical schools from across the region: one in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), one in Zagreb (Croatia), and two each in Belgrade (Serbia) and Prishtina (Kosovo). The findings included here come only from baseline datasets, and are intended to provide a snapshot of the young men participating in the YMI project in different locations rather than any potential effect of program activities.

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14.12.2012.Like

The Young Men Initiative — A Case Study 2012

This case study is a reflection of the process, achievements and results developed out of the YMI from 2007 – 2010. The program was focused on addressing gender inequalities, harmful health practices and interpersonal violence in everyday life with young men in schools and communities.

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14.11.2012.Like

Men and Gender Relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This scientific monograph represents the results of research conducted on key topics in gender relations in BiH. Through this research, we aimed to explore different aspects of men’s lives from the perspectives of both men and women in order to contribute to the understanding of the socialisation of men in BiH and the way that the construct of manhood impacts the lives and behaviour of men as well as the family unit.

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14.12.2011.Like

Program M: M Manual

M Manual is a training manual that aims to promote gender equality and promote healthy lifestyles with young men by addressing some of the social constructions of masculinity (ies) as a strategy for building important life skills in young men as they emerge into young adulthood.

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14.05.2007.Like

Exploring Dimensions of Masculinity and Violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a major public health problem that results in devastating effects on mental and reproductive health and emotional distress. Gender-based violence also perpetuates broader structural inequalities that limit social justice and equity.

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14.01.2007.Like

CARE Balkan Gender Report

This is a report about CARE’s work to advance gender equality in the Balkans and what we have achieved over the past seven years. Our goal is to give account and to demonstrate our commitment to change the lives of the people we serve.

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