Understanding Masculinities:

Results from the
INTERNATIONAL MEN AND GENDER EQUALITY SURVEY (IMAGES) – MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (MENA)

Report

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is the largest multi-country study of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. Coordinated by Promundo and UN Women, in collaboration with local research partners, the report takes a never-before-seen look at what it means to be a man in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Palestine today. Exploring key issues at home and at work, in public and private life, the research confronts many of the stereotypes commonly associated with men in the region and highlights pathways to gender equality.

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Insights into men and gender equality
in the Middle East and North Africa:

At least 26%

of men in the Middle East and North Africa agree that a woman should tolerate violence to keep the family together.

According to findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa. Countries surveyed include Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon*, and Palestine*. Read more here: imagesmena.org

* Nationally representative.


At least 44%

of men in the Middle East and North Africa would like to have the option of parental leave for fathers.

According to findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa. Countries surveyed include Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon*, and Palestine*. Read more here: imagesmena.org

* Nationally representative.


At least 29%

of men in the Middle East and North Africa think there should be more women in positions of political authority.

According to findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa. Countries surveyed include Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon*, and Palestine*. Read more here: imagesmena.org

* Nationally representative.


At least 72%

of individuals worry about their own and their family’s futures in the Middle East and North Africa.

According to findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa. Countries surveyed include Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon*, and Palestine*. Read more here: imagesmena.org

* Nationally representative.


IMAGES MENA was conducted under the UN Women Men and Women for Gender Equality programme, with generous support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and with additional support from the Arcus Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (via Prevention+), the United States Institute of Peace, the United States Department of State in partnership with Vital Voices, and the Oak Foundation.