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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.

In this Issue

Featured Story

AMAL Human Development Network launches new research on fatherhood in Pakistan

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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...
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Thangam & Vijayasundaram’s story: A cup of tea and new conversations in Sri Lanka

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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...
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Center E8 launches “Super Dad” newsletter, leads new research and photo exhibition on involved fatherhood in Serbia

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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...
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MenCare partners in Brazil celebrate Father’s Month in August with research and advocacy

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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...
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For women’s economic empowerment we need more caring men

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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....
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Featured Resource

State of the World’s Fathers: Indonesia Country Report


Adapted from the first State of the World’s Fathers in 2015, this new regional report focuses on men’s caregiving practices in Indonesia.

Read the report here.


Featured Poster

Vos sos mi papá


This poster from Nicaragua’s “Vos sos mi papá” (“You are my dad”) campaign has the tagline: “I like that you respect my mother. You are my father.”

See the poster here.


Recommended Read

More states commit to prohibiting corporal punishment


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.

Read the list of countries here.


Who’s Who at MenCare


Ruti Levtov
MenCare Global Co-Coordinator
Senior Research & Program Officer,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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Wessel van den Berg
MenCare Global Co-Coordinator
Programme Manager,
Sonke Gender Justice
Cape Town, South Africa
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Giovanna Lauro
MenCare Global Advocacy
Deputy Director, International Programs,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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Alexa Hassink
MenCare Communications & Advocacy
Senior Communications & Advocacy Officer,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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Nina Ford
MenCare News & Communications
Senior Communications Associate,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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Annaick Miller
MenCare Updates & Media
Communications Assistant,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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Abby Fried
MenCare New Partners
Program Assistant,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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