The Global Boyhood Initiative is coordinated by Equimundo in partnership with Plan International and core global partner Gillette. Co-founded in 2020 by Equimundo and the Kering Foundation, it is designed to support boys aged 4 to 13 and the adults in their lives with the resources they need to raise, teach, coach and set an example for boys to become men who embrace healthy masculinity and gender equality.
Together we can change boyhood for the better.
The Global Boyhood Initiative is about guiding boys to:
Share Emotions in Healthy Ways
Accept & Connect With Others
Stand Up & Speak Out Against Bullying & Inequality
Break Free From Stereotypes
What is the Global Boyhood Initiative?
Read our one-pager about GBI.
Watch our recent webinar on Boys & Education on April 5
What is gender-transformative education? How can it promote gender equality and equitable educational opportunities to help all students learn and thrive? Join the Global Boyhood Initiative and experts in the field for a panel discussion.
10 TIPS ON HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT RADICAL INFLUENCERS
10 Tips for parents on how to deal with radical influencers on social media
'LET’S TALK' RESOURCES
Resources for men to be allies at home and the work place and teach boys how to be allies well. This resource is published in collaboration with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Podcast, Archetypes
Use Our Conversation Starters
Card decks for parents and kids ages 4-13 years old
Read Our State Of America's Boys Report
An Urgent Case for a More Connected Boyhood
Read our research with parents in the U.S.
Staying-at-Home with our Sons: Fostering Healthy Masculinity* in Challenging Times
Read our report about masculinity onscreen
If He Can See It, Will He Be It? Representations of Masculinity in Boys’ Television
Read the State of UK Boys Report
Understanding and Transforming Gender in the Lives of UK Boys
Read our study on boys and online gaming
The Double-Edged Sword of Online Gaming, a study conducted in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute, analyzes masculinity in video games and in the gaming community.