AMEGERWA (Action of Men Engage for Gender Equality in Rwanda)
AMEGERWA is a Rwandan NGO whose vision is a world free from all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) through peaceful and equitable sharing of roles and responsibilities. Its objectives are to promote peace and security in families, to promote gender equality and GBV prevention through engaging men as allies and partners of women, to increase women’s participation in household daily life and community development by fighting masculine threats that hinder women’s participation in development, to reinforce men’s and women’s partnership in social economic development, to provide psychosocial assistance to women and men who are victims of gender-based violence, and to advance sexual and reproductive health rights and positive fatherhood.
More information about the AMEGERWA can be found here.
Center for Research on Men’s Health, Vanderbilt University (USA)
The Vanderbilt University Center for Research on Men’s Health is a university-wide center in the U.S. that focuses on men’s health and men’s health disparities. Founded in the Spring of 2016, the Center seeks to improve men’s health by understanding and addressing biological, psychological and social factors that influence men’s health. Men’s health outcomes are more than the sum of biology and behavior. They are also the result of factors that influence behavior: gender, cultural, sociological and attitudinal. In a pioneering way, the Center for Research on Men’s Health examines all of these factors to form a more holistic picture that benefits men, families, healthcare practitioners, service providers, academicians and policymakers. We have particular expertise in the health of African American men, but we also do research on other men in the U.S. and across the globe.
More information about the Center for Research on Men’s Health can be found here.
The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health (Australia)
The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health at the University of Adelaide (est.2007) is a centre of excellence in men’s health research. The Centre brings together, trains and supports a network of researchers spanning the three South Australian universities, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, other research institutes and health services. This network extends to collaborators nationally and internationally. The Centre aims to advance understanding of conditions that contribute the most to ill-health, loss of independence and workforce participation and premature death. By translation of its research into public knowledge and health policy and practice, the Centre aims to reduce the long-standing differences between the sexes and between different sub-populations of men, in health and health outcomes.
The Centre’s research programmes transect three themes: preventative health and health services, clinical and population health with a focus on chronic disease, and basic science with a focus on reproductive health and prostate cancer. The Centre promotes a transdisciplinary and social determinants approach to its research, recognising the heterogeneity of biological, socio-cultural, economic and political factors influencing health and social well-being.
More information about the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health can be found here.
Iniciativa de Saude Masculina (Mozambique)
The Men’s Health Initiative is a platform for men’s engagement in protecting health and promoting the well-being of men and their families. ISMA works to improve men’s access to health care, to promote sexual and reproductive health for young men and to undertake research and advocacy to mobilize evidence on men’s health and influence policymakers.
More information about Iniciativa de Saude Masculina can be found here.
Men’s Development Network (Ireland)
The MDN is a developmental and consultative organisation that works on four levels; locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Building on all men’s humanity and ability to connect, MDN works to better men’s lives by addressing the social determinants, social conditioning, gender conditioning and gender-based role stereotypes that cause harm to men and women. MDN works from the belief that a society where men and women are free from the negative effects of these factors will lead to better lives for both sexes.
Through its Men’s Health Programme, MDN has been actively involved in promoting key health and wellbeing themes with and on behalf of men, through its range of community development work and training across Ireland. The focus of all of all its work is based on a strengths/salutogenic orientation towards awareness raising, signposting and supporting positive behaviour change.
More information about MDN can be found here.
The Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC)
The Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre, based at Western Sydney University (Australia), explores men’s health in terms of the factors in society and life that build or undermine this health. MHIRC focuses particularly on the health status of marginalised or disadvantaged males – this includes populations such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, unemployed men, separated men, incarcerated men, new dads and other males who may find themselves at risk of increased stress and therefore poorer health outcomes. MHIRC also supports numerous students to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
More information about MHIRC can be found here.
Men’s Health Trust (New Zealand)
The Men’s Health Trust NZ is a registered charity which has been in action since 2007 promoting good health for the men of New Zealand. The Trust wants all men to make good health choices, to take action to live healthier every day, and to have easy access to health information that relates directly to them. It wants to reduce illness and disease caused by being overweight and making poor diet choices. It wants to save men from dying of illnesses that could have been cured if they had taken action sooner.
The Trust provides health information for men, connects men with support agencies, funds men’s health scholarships, runs workplace health talks, and creates inspiring health campaigns. It works collaboratively with other health organisations to provide the best information available.
More information about the Men’s Health Trust can be found here.
Ndola Nutrition Organisation (Zambia)
Ndola Nutrition Organisation is a leading humanitarian, non-profit relief and development agency. It was was founded as Ndola Nutrition Group in 1987 before transitioning to Ndola Nutrition Organisation in 2010. The organisation is registered with the Registrar of Societies in Zambia and was validated in 2019 and 2015 as a charity under the Charities Aid Foundation of UK and Southern Africa respectively. It is committed to fighting poverty, HIV/AIDS and social injustice through male involvement and participation strategies in Zambia.
More information about Ndola Nutrition Organisation can be found here.
Outreach Scout Foundation (Malawi)
Outreach Scout Foundation (OSF) is a NGO that exists to work and advocate for improved conditions for ultra-poor/vulnerable women, girls, men and boys in rural communities. OSF has a particular interest in prostate cancer and is working to raise awareness at the community level. The organization is also strategizing the formation of Men Against Prostate Cancer Clubs in local communities.
More information about Outreach Scout Foundation can be found here.
Partnership for Male Youth (USA)
The Partnership for Male Youth’s (PMY) mission is to identify and address the unique and unmet health care needs of adolescent and young adult (AYA) males, or males between the ages of 10 and 27. PMY is a pioneer and the only US national organization with this sole mission and focus. Founded in 2013, its boards of directors and advisors include leading physicians, social workers, psychologists and other experts on AYA male health. The Partnership is composed of over 25 national US organizations and has representation from six US federal agencies. PMY’s goal is to move beyond a strictly medical model to address the social determinants of health as defined by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Since 2013, PMY has compiled the first comprehensive database of all known scientific literature pertaining to AYA male health (it is available in open access online format), published a weekly newsletter that contains reporting on scientific and lay literature relevant to AYA male health, developed and distributed an adolescent male health self-assessment tool and companion clinicians’ guide to assessing adolescent male health risks, and is currently planning organising the 2018 National Summit on Adolescent and Young Adult Male Health, a groundbreaking conference that will be held in Washington, DC in the spring of 2018. Information on that summit is available here.
More information about Partnership for Male Youth can be found here.
Le Pôle d’expertise et de recherche en santé et bien-être des hommes (PERSBEH) / The Center of Expertise and Research on Men’s Health and Wellbeing (Canada)
PERSBEH is is funded by the Quebec Department of Health and Social Services as a part of the Ministry’s Action Plan on Men’s Health and Wellbeing 2017-2022. It is attached to the University Institute on Frontline Health and Social Services (IUPLSSS) and aims to develop a true synergy between researchers in the field of men’s health and well-being and between these researchers and practice settings, both in the health and social services network and in the community network, in order to understand the realities that men face and to support the adaptation of services to meet their needs better. To do so, it is particularly interested in developing empirical studies applicable to front-line practice settings, promoting research that contributes to greater gender equality in society, and taking into account the diversity of masculinities.
More information about PERSBEH can be found here.
UNASCAD – Haiti
UNASCAD (Union des Amis Socio Culturels d’Action en Developpement) is a Haitian civil society organisation that works on sustainable development, protection of the environment, disaster reduction, education, health and gender issues.