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Year in review: MenCare’s top posts of 2015

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2015 was an eventful year for MenCare. From the launch of the first State of the World’s Fathers report in 10 cities around the world, to the expansion of the campaign to more than 35 countries, we made significant strides in engaging men around the world as equitable, nonviolent fathers and caregivers. MenCare shared these 

MenCare Sri Lanka hosts retreat for fathers and families in December

Participants at World Vision Lanka's family retreat.

World Vision Lanka, MenCare Sri Lanka’s coordinator, hosted a MenCare retreat for 18 families on December 4-6, 2015. Fifty-five participants took part in the two-day residential program for families from the Moray Estate in the Ambagamuwa Area Development Program (ADP). Fathers received graduation certificates and celebrated their successful completion of the MenCare program with their families, 

MenCare Sri Lanka partner establishes community forum to sustain fatherhood programming

MenCare fathers' group participants and families at the Ambagamuwa ADP in Sri Lanka.

Building upon previous efforts to sustain fatherhood programming in the Ambagamuwa Area Development Program (ADP) in Sri Lanka, 70 participants from MenCare fathers’ groups have established an official body to continue MenCare community programming after current MenCare coordinator World Vision concludes its work in the area. In November, community members prepared a constitution, appointed officers, 

MenCare Brazil works with the health sector to engage fathers

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MenCare Brazil partner Promundo has recently implemented various initiatives that work to educate health professionals about the importance of involving men in fatherhood and caregiving. From the launch of an online course, to the evaluation of trainings on maternal, newborn, and child health, MenCare’s work with health professionals in Brazil aims to provide education and 

Christopher’s transformation: A MenCare story from Sri Lanka

Christopher and his family at the Nuwara Eliya ADP.

World Vision Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya Area Development Program (ADP) has been carrying out MenCare programming since January 2015, working with men and their families in the Sri Lankan plantation community to promote gender equality and family wellbeing. As part of the fathers’ group education, young fathers aged 25-40 participate in 11 group education sessions, and 

MenCare Peru carries out new initiative in Lima to promote active fatherhood

A joyful father holds his smiling, toddler son close in Peru.

Although there is increasing recognition of fathers’ roles in the daily care of their children, in Peru there is still a strong belief that only women – or mainly women – should bear the primary responsibility for childcare and domestic work. This belief is evidenced, for example, in Peru’s National Time Use Survey, which found