August 2016: Featuring fathers from Serbia to Sri Lanka
MenCare’s August newsletter brings you updates from our partners in Brazil, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Serbia, Sri Lanka, and the United States. Read up on the research, programs, and campaigns that our partners are leading around the world to positively engage men in fatherhood and caregiving.
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... Continue Reading
Vijayasundaram, at 42 years old, like many of his peers, used to drink during and after his work on a Sri Lankan tea estate. He would spend his earnings on alcohol, without budgeting for other needs or spending time at home with his family. However, all of that changed after Vijayasundaram participated in the MenCare... Continue Reading
During the past month, MenCare’s partner in Serbia, Center E8, launched a new email newsletter about fatherhood and caregiving, as part of its “Super Dad” campaign. The first issue was released at the end of July 2016. Each “Super Dad” newsletter features an article by a well-known father writing about his experiences, his family, and... Continue Reading
In Brazil, Father’s Day is celebrated each year on the second Sunday of August. This year, Promundo, Instituto Papai, and other MenCare partners in Brazil are using the entire month of August to draw attention to the importance of men’s active engagement in fatherhood and caregiving. Brazil’s MenCare campaigns include Você é meu Pai (“You... Continue Reading
Women's unequal share of unpaid care work - necessary yet uncompensated childcare and housework - is a critical component of their economic inequality. It prevents women from participating equally in the labour market and affects the type, location, and nature of paid work they can take on.... Continue Reading
The Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children shares that more countries have committed to prohibiting corporal punishment following examination at the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review.