Location Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Grantee 2015
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Fortalecimento Institucional do Instituto Promundo

Creating Networks of Men and Boys to Promote Gender Equality

Founded in 1997, Instituto Promundo works with men and boys to defend human rights and promote gender equality. Through workshops, community campaigns, recreational activities and sports, Promundo works to prevent violence against women and children, and support a society that is more just, equal, and free of gender stereotypes.

Promundo’s work is expanding, with plans to open offices in other countries. With that, come challenges to its management and to the implementation of its activities and strategies in new networks. This project will provide institutional support so that Promundo can apply its attested methods and reach a large number of community leaders and professionals in health and education.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Promundo will:

-Establish a strong network involving men and boys to promote gender equality;
-Work to influence public policy in defense of gender equality and the prevention of violence;
-Expand network and advocacy activities.


26,107 people reached
20 countries benefited from educational materials
10,000 professionals involved in worldwide activities


“We believe that changing the norms and power dynamics of masculinity can be a strategy for preventing violence and promoting equal gender relations.” Tatiana Moura – Executive Director of Instituto Promundo


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