February 2020: Reflecting on the past and paving new ways forward to engage men and fathers as caregivers
Happy new year! MenCare’s February 2020 newsletter brings you updates from South Africa, Russia, Canada, Liberia, Mexico, and the United States. Learn more about the research, programs, and campaigns our partners are leading to engage men in fatherhood, caregiving, and gender equality worldwide.
This year has seen many great achievements for MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign. New partners from 14 countries joined the campaign, and partners from around the world shared their work... Continue Reading
Citing the State of the World’s Fathers 2019 report, this infographic highlights global research and evidence on actions boys and men can take to become full partners in achieving gender equality. Read the infographic here.
Consistent advocacy work in South Africa, including by MenCare Co-Coordinator Sonke Gender Justice, has yielded 10 days paid parental leave for all parents when their child is born. This article highlights evidence from the State of South Africa’s Fathers 2018 report and the MenCare Commitment. Read the article here.
Citing the State of the World’s Fathers 2019 report, this Motherly article explores the power of combining paid parental leave with a commitment to share domestic care and work equally in the home can have on closing the income gender gap. Read the article here.
Who’s Who at MenCare
Aapta Garg MenCare Global Co-Coordinator Program Officer, Promundo-US Washington, DC Email
Wessel van den Berg MenCare Global Co-Coordinator Children’s Rights and Positive Parenting unit manager, Sonke Gender Justice Cape Town, South Africa Email
Dean Peacock MenCare Advocacy Senior Advisor for Global Advocacy, Promundo-US Washington, DC Email
Alexa Hassink MenCare Communications Director of Communications, Promundo-US Washington, DC Email May-Mei Lee MenCare New Partners Office Manager, Promundo-US Washington, DC Email
Lona Manik MenCare Communications Support Digital Engagement and Content Assistant, Promundo-US Washington, DC Email
Roma Richardson MenCare Communications Support Editorial and Brand Management Assistant, Promundo-US Washington, DC Email