Europe and Central Asia

Update on parental leave in Russia

New fathers in Russia are not guaranteed any paid paternity leave (leave designated specifically for fathers). However, the Russian government does provide paid parental leave that can be used by one of a child’s parents – mother or father – or the child’s primary caregiver. It consists of 18 months of paid leave at 40 

“Caregiving to help children blossom”: MenCare Bulgaria launches new guidebook for parents on caregiving

MenCare partner Association Roditeli recently launched a guidebook for Bulgarian parents, entitled Caregiving to help children blossom, as part of MenCare Bulgaria’s “Being a Dad” campaign. The guidebook is based on a publication for social workers, Guidelines for Secure Family Environment, created by the For Our Children Foundation. For Our Children has received praise from 

MenCare partners celebrate Gender Week in Georgia with a focus on involved fatherhood

On March 2, 2017, partners and supporters of the MenCare campaign in Tbilisi held an event to celebrate Georgia’s Gender Week and to reinforce men’s support for achieving gender equality. Gender Week, led by the United Nations in Georgia, in cooperation with the Government, Parliament, civil society, private sector and international partners, celebrates the progress 

MenCare Georgia celebrates Gender Week

Kakha Kintsurashvili with son

On March 2, at the Radison Blu Iveria Hotel, members and supporters of the MenCare Georgia Campaign celebrated Gender Week in Georgia, which aims to reinforce men’s support to achieving gender equality. Activists of the MenCare Campaign, who strongly believe that gender equality is