Asia Pacific

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 

AMAL Human Development Network launches new research on fatherhood in Pakistan

A presenter at AMAL's fatherhood research launch event in Islamabad, Pakistan on June 28, 2016.

MenCare partner AMAL Human Development Network, with the support of Trócaire Pakistan, has led a qualitative research study on fathers’ roles in preventing gender-based violence. The study’s results, published as a research brief, explore what Pakistan’s fathers believe (and how they behave) when it comes to caregiving, household participation, and gender-based violence (GBV). The study 

Focusing on the positive: Fathers and families come together in Sri Lanka

Group photo of participants in the Nuwara Eliya ADP's June 2016 MenCare family retreat.

World Vision Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya Area Development Program (ADP) in Sri Lanka conducted a two-day MenCare family retreat in June 2016. Men who had completed six group sessions (based on MenCare’s Program P) were given the opportunity to attend the retreat, joined by their partners and children. In total, 50 adults and 68 children participated. During the 

Supporting children and families in Sri Lanka

World Vision Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya Area Development Program (ADP) in Sri Lanka conducted a two-day MenCare family retreat program in May 2016. Participants included young fathers and mothers from vulnerable families who reported having conflict, in part due to alcohol abuse. By the end of the MenCare family retreat program, many men realized that excessive alcohol