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

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…
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Men are still missing: Making family planning more gender-inclusive

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, and Olivia Carlson, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION International Men’s Day, celebrated every November 19, honors the positive contributions that men make to society and raises awareness…
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Leveling the Playing Field in Nigeria Through Adalci

Written by: Keerthana Hirudayakanth, Intern, Breakthrough ACTION In Northern Nigeria, women’s participation in conversations about their own health is not always a given. Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria is trying to change this by positioning…
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DO’s & DON’Ts for Engaging Men & Boys: Now Available in French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Gender inequitable norms affect everyone–men and boys, women and girls, and people with other gender identities. Growing evidence shows that meaningful engagement of men and…
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Using SBC to Transform Gender Norms: An Intervention to Improve Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Written by: Olivia Carlson, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Taking action to improve gender equity in health and to address women’s rights to health is one of the most direct and potent ways to reduce health inequities and ensure effective…
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Compass for SBC “Spotlight” on Breakthrough RESEARCH

As USAID’s flagship social and behavior change (SBC) research and evaluation project, Breakthrough RESEARCH—a consortium led by the Population Council that includes Avenir Health, ideas42, the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown…