Asia Pacific

MenCare classes begin in Sri Lanka’s Nuwareliya Area Program

In Sri Lanka, MenCare partner World Vision Lanka works to implement MenCare fathers’ groups in different areas of the country. In 2017, with a consolidated model, four previously separate World Vision Lanka Area Development Programs (ADP) are now working together as one Area Program (AP) in the Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka. This year, 

In Timor Leste, Rutgers WPF Indonesia and partners build on lessons learned from MenCare+

MenCare partner Rutgers WPF Indonesia collaborated with Marie Stopes Timor Leste (MSTL), a reproductive health and family planning organization, to host “A Gender-Transformative Approach to Engaging Men in Reducing Gender-Based Violence” on February 7–10, 2017. Twenty-three health providers in Timor Leste participated in this three-day training on how to involve men as active participants and 

“The Art of Family Living” highlights fathers’ stories of change in Sri Lanka

Cartoon image of family from the cover of "The Art of Family Living."

MenCare partner World Vision Lanka recently published a compilation of 13 stories, entitled The Art of Family Living, from MenCare participants in the Patana and Devon Area Development Programmes. These stories from fathers show the ways in which MenCare in Sri Lanka has improved child protection, health and nutrition, and education; couple relationships; and peace 

Creating family-wide and community-wide transformation in Sri Lanka

In 2015 and 2016, World Vision Lanka has engaged hundreds of fathers in the Ambagamuwa Area Development Program (ADP) in caregiving and gender equality, working to create family-wide and community-wide transformation through its MenCare programming. World Vision Lanka has shared stories of the changes men have undergone as a part of the program: reducing their 

In Sri Lanka, families celebrate equitable and involved fatherhood at MenCare graduation

Fathers from the Nuwara Eliya Area ADP read an oath at their graduation from MenCare.

World Vision Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya Area Development Program (ADP) in Sri Lanka conducted its annual graduation from the MenCare program in September 2016. After participating in sessions to build their parenting skills, a total of 150 fathers graduated from the program, modeled on MenCare’s Program P. Family members of MenCare graduates attended the ceremony, which included a special 

MenCare retreat encourages reflection for families from Sri Lanka’s Lonach tea estate

Family from Lonach tea estate.

World Vision Lanka’s Watawala Area Development Program (ADP) in Sri Lanka recently hosted a MenCare family retreat for 14 families from the Lonach tea estate. Before taking part in the daylong retreat, fathers completed a series of MenCare group workshops led by local trainers. These workshops were based on the Program P methodology, which provides concrete strategies to engage men