International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)
The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is a comprehensive household questionnaire on men’s attitudes and practices – along with women’s opinions and reports of men’s practices – on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality.
Topics include: gender-based violence; health and health-related practices; household division of labor; men’s participation in caregiving and as fathers; men’s and women’s attitudes about gender and gender-related policies; transactional sex; men’s reports of criminal behavior; and quality of life.
From 2009 to 2010, household surveys were administered to more than 8,000 men and 3,500 women ages 18-59 in Brazil, Chile, Croatia, India, Mexico and Rwanda. The report, Evolving Men: Initial Results of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), summarizes these initial multi-country comparative findings.
IMAGES is a component of the Men and Gender Equality Policy Project coordinated by ICRW and Instituto Promundo.