Engaging Men and Boys to Promote Gender Equality in Bolivia

Building evidence and capacity through research, training and programs

What is this project?

Between November 2017 and December 2021, Equimundo (Formerly Promundo-US) with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA), implemented a multi-year, multiphase program to prevent violence against women and increase engaged fatherhood and caregiving in Bolivia.

The project’s overarching goal was to build national awareness on the connections between violence against women and girls and harmful gender norms and masculinities, as well as to promote and implement evidenced-based strategies to transform roles and relations, prevent violence and increase gender equality and equitable caregiving.




Who do we work with?

We worked in close collaboration with local research and implementation partners at CEGIE – Universidad Privada Boliviana, Acción por los Derechos Humanos, Consejo de Salud Rural Andino, Colectivo Rebeldia, and ECAM; as well as a group of 26 experts from UN Agencies, academic institutions and Civil Society Organizations who provided their guidance throughout the duration of the project. 













What Did We Do?

The project worked to address rates of violence and gender inequality by engaging in three key activities:


Building the research to strengthen the evidence base on issues of gender and masculinities via the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

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Strengthening civil society capacities to engage men and boys via the National Training Initiative

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Promoting health and equity in families and communities by developing and scaling up programmatic approaches via Program H and Program P

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About the Images Bolivia Survey