HOW WE WORK?
Based on understandings of the need to take a gender-synchronized approach to gender equity and violence prevention Instituto Promundo developed and continue to adapt and build on, H|M Programs. These are evidence based methodologies grounded on gender transformative pedagogical approaches that question gender roles, identities and norms amongst girls and boys and women and men. They are designed in such a way that they are adaptable to different country contexts and have been implemented across Latin American, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asian contexts.
H|M Program was born from the necessity to engage both girls and boys in strategies that aim to change gender inequalities and prevent the use of violence. EQUI-X will adapt and pilot Programs H|M at the national level in Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany and Croatia. Furthermore, EQUI-X and the institutions engaged in the implementation of the project will produce recommendations and a proposal for an EU wide strategy to implement H|M Program across the Union.
Adapting and piloting Programs H|M are thus a step to scaling up the project and producing material that can be implemented across a number of different areas relevant to contemporary EU concerns, creating a consolidated strategy applicable to multiple stakeholders and that works towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5, ‘Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women.
Taking into account the current state-of-the-art of gender-based violence prevention, EQUIX project goes a step beyond the existing strategies by focusing on one real point of the European initiatives, namely the lack of engagement of boys and young men in the prevention intervention actions, so that they can be really synchronized.