Overview

Promundo is a global leader in promoting gender justice and preventing violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls.

We believe that working with men and boys to transform harmful gender norms and unequal power dynamics is a critical part of the solution to achieving gender equality. For the empowerment of women and girls to continue advancing, men and boys must see themselves as allies in the process. Men and boys also benefit when harmful norms are challenged.

Our research, programs, and advocacy efforts show that promoting healthy masculinity (or positive notions of “what it means to be a man”) and femininity (or “what is means to be a woman”) leads to improvements in men’s own lives, and in the lives of women and girls.

Since its founding in Brazil in 1997, Promundo has worked in collaboration with partners to advance gender equality and prevent violence in over 40 countries around the world through high-impact research and evaluation, targeted advocacy efforts, and evidence-based educational and community-wide program implementation.

Promundo is made up of a diverse and close-knit team that is committed to our mission of creating a worldwide culture of nonviolence and gender equality by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls. We strive to create a stimulating work environment where employees feel challenged, valued, and respected. Promundo offers a variety of careers and internships in research, programming, communications, and advocacy.

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