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State Of UK Boys

This report was written by Sara Bragg, Jessica Ringrose, Sid Mohandas, Idil Cambazoglu, David Bartlett, Gary Barker, Taveeshi Gupta and Jill Merriman, with support from many others. Thank you to Giovanna Lauro for reviewing this report. The authors express their thanks and appreciation to the key informants who have offered their time, commitment and wisdom to this undertaking.

This work is part of the larger Global Boyhood Initiative (GBI). Launched in 2020, GBI was co-founded and is co-coordinated by the Kering Foundation and Equimundo (previously Promundo-US) in partnership with Plan International and core global partner Gillette. We thank our Equimundo colleagues, past and present, who have contributed to building the vision of GBI. Thank you especially to Giovanna Lauro, Tolu Lawrence and Alexa Hassink, who helped shape the initial foundations of GBI. We are grateful to Roma Richardson and Hannah Chosid for their contributions to ensuring the quality of the GBI products and for communicating their powerful findings.

Thank you to the Kering Foundation, P&G and Gillette for funding the Global Boyhood Initiative and this report. Thank you also to Jill Merriman for copyediting this document and to for its print design.

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