This document presents findings from the evaluation of the PEPFAR Male Norms Initiative, which indicate that interventions to promote gender-equitable norms can successfully influence young men’s attitudes toward gender norms and lead to healthier relationships. The study provides empirical evidence that a community-based intervention focused on combating inequitable and risk-supporting gender norms is associated with reductions in partner violence and improvements in risk outcomes for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

Author(s): Pulerwitz J, Martin S, Mehta M, Castillo T, Kidanu A, Verani F, Tewolde S

Corporate author(s): PATH, EngenderHealth, Miz-Hasab Research Center, Instituto Promundo, Hiwot Ethiopia

Publication date: July 2010

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