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Promundo and partners promote men’s caregiving during Father’s Month in Brazil

Promundo's booth at an event hosted by SECONCI-Rio.

In Brazil, Father’s Day is celebrated each year on the second Sunday of August. This year, Promundo and other MenCare partners in Brazil used the month of August to raise awareness about the importance of men’s positive involvement in fatherhood and caregiving. Throughout the month, Você é meu Pai, which is the Brazilian adaptation of the global MenCare campaign 

MenCare partner Association Roditeli is inviting dads to kindergarten in Bulgaria

Fathers and children in kindergarten in Bulgaria.

In Bulgaria, MenCare partner Association Roditeli is leading an effort to engage fathers in their children’s education. As part of this initiative, a guidebook entitled Invite Fathers to Kindergarten has been distributed to more than 200 kindergartens in the capital city of Sofia and to five kindergartens in the Samokov municipality. The guidebook was created 

In Italy, Parteciparte uses theater to promote inclusion and equality in parenting

Banner promoting the TranSparent theater festival in Italy.

MenCare partner Parteciparte is using theater to transform fatherhood in Italy. Its TranSparent festival, held on October 1-2 in Rome, will use interactive performances to dismantle patriarchal ideas about parenthood and to promote inclusion and equality in parenting. Organizations from across Italy will participate in the festival, which aims to feature plays and performances, stories 

MenCare partners Sonke Gender Justice and Mosaic suggest improvements to South Africa’s Labour Laws Amendment Bill

Andrew holds his newborn in a still from "MenCare Short: South Africa."

South Africa’s Portfolio Committee of Labour heard oral submissions from MenCare global co-coordinator Sonke Gender Justice, MenCare partner Mosaic, and others on the Labour Laws Amendment Bill on September 22, 2016 at Parliamentary Precinct, Cape Town. The Labour Laws Amendment Bill proposes that fathers receive 10 days of paternity leave at the birth of their child and suggests provisions