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Is Timing Everything? Considering the Do’s and Don’ts for Engaging Men and Boys Across their Life Course

January 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Interventions aiming to meaningfully engage men and boys in understanding and transforming their relationships with their health and well-being often focus on important life events and transitions (e.g., sexual initiation, graduations, birth of first child). Yet the theoretical underpinning of why transitions are a strong moment for intervention is seldom emphasized in the literature. This session will use the Do’s and Don’ts for Engaging Men and Boys and recent interventions in Bangladesh and Zambia to showcase good practices and lessons learned for meaningful engagement in health programming (e.g., COVID-19, gender-based violence, integrated health) at critical and sensitive points in their lives and their contexts. It will then apply a life course lens to these interventions to further examine the gendered realities of men and boys in different life stages—infancy and childhood, adolescence, and adulthood—and identify implications for enhancing programming impacting men and boys’ health and well-being.

The webinar will be offered in English. Captions will be available in 18 languages.


    • Dominick Shattuck, Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, Breakthrough ACTION, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs


    • Faisal Mahmud, Deputy Chief of Party and Social and Behavior Change and Communication Advisor, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs – Bangladesh
    • Ruchita Pillai, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Breakthrough ACTION, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
    • Jeffrey Edmeades, Founder, Demografix

Register to join the webinar

Select the meeting on January 28, 2021, 07:00AM – Central Time (US and Canada) and change to your time zone as needed.