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Understanding Masculinities: International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) - Middle East and North Africa

23.09.2020 / Created by (EMWF)

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is a comprehensive, multi-country study on men’s realities, practices, and attitudes with regard to gender norms, gender-equality policies, household dynamics, caregiving and fatherhood, intimate partner violence, sexual diversity, and health and economic stress, among other topics.

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) study includes quantitative and qualitative research with men and women aged 18 to 59 in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Palestine.

It is the first study of its kind in the MENA region to take a wide-angle, comparative lens to the lives of men – as sons and husbands and fathers, at home and at work, in public and private life – to better understand how they see their positions as men, and their attitudes and actions toward gender equality. Equally important, IMAGES provides women’s perspectives on these same issues. Its wealth of quantitative and qualitative findings (a portion of which are included in this report, and are also presented in greater detail in separately published companion country reports) complements a growing body of research on men and masculinities in the MENA region.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Promundo ; UN Women
  • Co-editor : El Feki, S., Heilman, B. and Barker, G.
  • Publishing house : UN Women
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 292
  • Language : English (executive summary in French and Arabic)


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