Changing Gender Attitudes, Empowering Girls

  • P Project/Program

A Active

Key Information

Changing Gender Attitudes, Empowering Girls aims to deconstruct unhealthy masculinities and reduce gender-based violence through the work of partner organizations in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.The initiative is designed to address the deep gender disparities in our partners’ individual contexts, which include specific and localized manifestations of violence. Their grassroots strategies to build healthy masculinities include: Creating safe spaces for boys to explore their emotions and develop strategies for addressing harmful behaviors and practices; Developing culturally based programs that address the unique context of gender inequalities in their communities; Targeting boys with multiple risk factors to help ensure that boys in vulnerable circumstances have tools and resources to cope with life’s challenges in healthy ways; Promoting comprehensive sexuality education that challenges stereotypes about masculinity and highlights boys’ crucial role in upholding and supporting women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive rights

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Latin America & Caribbean

Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

Government Affiliation



2018 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Hawk Rock Foundation, Girls Rights Project

COVID-19 Response


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Masculinities/boys

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school)


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Gender-sensitive curricula

Life skills education

  • Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE)

Women's empowerment programs

  • Self-help groups (non-financial)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

Not applicable or unknown

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms