MenCare Father’s Day celebrations promote gender equality in Georgia

Father’s Day concert on June 19, 2017 organized by UNFPA and We Care in cooperation with Tbilisi City Hall, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photo by Mariam Khotcholava for UNFPA Georgia.

2017 is the second year that the MenCare campaign in Georgia celebrates Father’s Day in June. The MenCare campaign in Georgia is an initiative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgia Country Office in partnership with the non-governmental organization (NGO) We Care, implemented within the framework of the United Nations Joint Programme for Gender 

Fathers from Telavi, Georgia join MenCare campaign at book-reading event

Mr. Kulessa and Mr. Lortkipanidze read books for children at Telavi Public School #1 in Georgia. Photo by Vladimer Valishvili.

In Telavi, Georgia, MenCare partners held a public book-reading event in April 2017 within the framework of the MenCare campaign. Mr. Karl Kulessa, UNFPA representative in Turkey and the Country Director in Georgia, and Mr. Alexandre Lortkipanidze, a Georgian TV presenter and screenwriter, read stories to primary school students at Telavi Public School #1. The 

Russian NGO trained in MenCare’s Program P

Group photo of Program P training participants in Moscow, 2017. Photo courtesy of Nikolai Eremin.

On April 27, MenCare partners led a training on the campaign’s Program P methodology in Moscow, Russia for participants from Training Institute, a local nongovernmental organization (NGO). Program P is a toolkit providing concrete strategies and activities to engage men in active, equitable fatherhood and caregiving. Trainings on the Program P manual, which was recently 

A path to building healthy relationships and happy families in Sri Lanka

Children participate in the Nuwara Eliya Area Program’s MenCare Family Retreat in May 2017. Photo courtesy of World Vision Lanka.

In May 2017, World Vision Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya Area Program in Sri Lanka organized a MenCare Family Retreat – a two-day residential program – for MenCare fathers’ group participants and their families. Men from the community who had completed six sessions based on MenCare’s Program P were invited to participate in the retreat, along with their