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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation;
Generated by a partnership between The Washington Post, Kaiser Foundation, and Harvard University, this survey seeks to increase understanding of public opinion by gathering responses from white and black men and women on how they see their lives and their outlook for the future. Response data are disaggregated by race and gender.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation;
Given the psychological burdens black males face as a result of racism, inequality, and economic oppression, combined with barriers to receiving appropriate mental health treatment and care, the concerns of the Black Mental Health Alliance should not be ignored. This fact sheet contains heartfelt testimonials, statistics describing the extent of the problem, and recommended actions encompassing prevention, service delivery, policies, and research.
65% of men in India believe there are times when a woman deserves to be beaten. Rigid gender norms and stereotypes reinforced over generations in a largely patriarchal society remain the root cause of discrimination against women.
Social expectations of how men and boys should be and act directly affect behaviour related to gender-based violence, HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health. Dasra's whitepaper, Ladies and Gentle Men, explores the issue of engaging men and boys in women's development in India. It highlights existing gender norms, the four pillars of engagement - family, school, media and community - effective strategies and current efforts in India. It also offers a snapshot of some of the most impactful programs aimed at this effort.
American Values Institute;
While there has been progress in the U.S. in terms of racial attitudes and opportunities, black men and boys continue to face challenges. This report presents original research, along with current studies in social psychology and neuroscience, offering an empirically grounded analysis of how emotions and fears about race shape behaviors and biases.
This brief catalogues strategies commonly used in interventions at postsecondary educational institutions aimed at improving outcomes for male students of color and charts the way forward for future evaluative work. While young men of color have college and career aspirations similar to those of their white counterparts, a significant gap persists between the two groups' postsecondary educational attainment. In response, colleges around the country have implemented targeted programs offering male students of color a variety of support services, yet few of these initiatives have been evaluated. MDRC has conducted a scan of 82 such programs and will apply lessons from it and other research to a large-scale evaluation of program efficacy that it is currently developing in collaboration with the University System of Georgia. The need for evidence-based approaches that support men of color throughout the educational pipeline is evident, especially at the postsecondary level, where so many male students of color are close to reaching their goals and fulfilling their potential as college graduates.
National Writing Project;
Twelve teachers from diverse geographic and ethnic backgrounds and academic disciplines came together to talk about the role that gender plays in their classrooms. They identified barriers to learning, suggested ways to overcome them, and submitted successful teaching ideas. The report presents the teachers' messages in their own words, as well as classroom assignments they have found effective in teaching young men of color.
RISE for Boys and Men of Color;
The authors highlight community programs that promote the education and well-being of Native men and boys. The findings and recommendations capture the breadth and depth of educational experiences among Indigenous men and boys. In addition, the authors identify guiding principles that might not otherwise be included in archival data or as educational tactics, such as cultural practices (i.e., spirituality) in intervention(s), personal, and emotional influences, and other individualized details regarding educational access, persistence, and attainment.
American Enterprise Institute;
This report seeks specifically to answer two important sets of questions that bear on the economic fortunes of black men in America:
1. What share of black men have reached the middle class or higher as adults? What share are in poverty?
2. What are the key institutional and cultural engines of economic success for black men in America today?
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless;
On April 23, 2004 staff of the CCH and 42 volunteers conducted one-on-one interviews with 159 men in nine popular Chicago bars, on the streets of high volume 'bar-areas' in scattered neighborhoods throughout the city, and at Chicago's Union Station.
The Prostitution Alternatives Round Table (PART), a project of the CCH decided to make contact with some men who may pay for sexual services in Chicago to determine their characteristics, the frequency with which they paid for sex acts, their interactions with law enforcement, their knowledge of the plight of women and girls involved, and their attitudes about the sex trade industry.
Why interview customers? Strategies to combat both legal and illegal aspects of the sex trade seldom focus on the demand that fuels this industry. Research in Chicago indicates that many women and girls in the sex trade experience homelessness and are victims of violence, abuse and exploitation, and that some male customers are violent and exploitative. Yet, there is little research on the customers of women in the sex trade industry. Only two researchers, Martin Monto and John Lowman, have done research with men in North America who buy sex. The reasons are obvious: It is difficult to determine and construct a representative sample of sex trade customers due to the clandestine nature of the industry. It is also likely that many male customers will be reluctant to admit that they pay for sex for a variety of reasons, including the fact that it is against the law.
Violence Policy Center;
The Violence Policy Center (VPC) today released "When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2004 Homicide Data". This annual report details national and state-by-state information on female homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender. The VPC releases the study each year to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. In 2004, according to the most recent data available from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's unpublished Supplementary Homicide Report, firearms were the most common weapon used by males to murder females (811 of 1,663 homicides or 49 percent). Of these, 72 percent (582 of 811) were committed with handguns. In cases where the victims knew their offenders, 62 percent of female homicide victims (966 of 1,563) were wives or intimate acquaintances of their killers. Alaska ranks first in the nation in the rate of women killed by men. Ranked behind Alaska are: New Mexico, Wyoming, Louisiana, Nevada, South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Tennessee (see chart below). Nationally, the rate of women killed by men in single victim/single offender instances was 1.29 per 100,000.
VPC Legislative Director Kristen Rand states, "These numbers should serve as a wake-up call to the states with the highest rates of female homicide that more needs to be done to protect women."
Healthy Teen Network;
Historically, the sexual and reproductive health needs of young men have taken a back seat to those of women. Healthy Teen Network believes that both men and women need discreet and age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health education in order to reduce unplanned pregnancies, STIs, and to create stronger families.
Examines the unemployment rate of adults age fifty-five and older by gender, industry, education level, and race/ethnicity. Highlights rising rates among older men in construction and manufacturing, those with limited education, and Latino/Hispanic men.