Por Rodrigo Barraza, codirector para las Américas, Fondo Global para la Niñez Nota del editor: esta publicación también está disponible en inglés. Para muchos hombres y niños de América Central, el cuidado sirve como una vía para ejercer poder sobre los demás. La nueva campaña mediática de GFC “cuidar-nos hace bien” alienta a los niños y jóvenes …
In the Americas, MenCare partners are engaging men as caregivers and as fathers through powerful media campaigns, high-impact program development, and local- and national-level advocacy initiatives in 12 countries. In Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Uruguay, our partners focus on issues ranging from violence against women and child protection to maternal health and prenatal care.
Across the region, MenCare partners have worked to engage thousands of men in active fatherhood, from prenatal care through delivery, childbirth, and their children’s early years. In Brazil and Nicaragua, powerful films tell the stories of men who are acting as role models in supporting men’s involvement in the family and in helping men who have experienced violence and sexual exploitation to heal. From Guatemala to Chile, work with the health sector has led to positive institutional changes supporting men’s involvement in pre- and post-natal care.
For more information on MenCare in the Americas, check out the regional highlights below, learn more about the MenCare+ program in Brazil, and visit the regional Campaña de Paternidad website in Spanish and Brazil’s Você é Meu Pai website in Portuguese.
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By Rodrigo Barraza, Regional Co-Director for the Americas, Global Fund for Children Editor’s note: This post is also available in Spanish. For many men and boys in Central America, caring is used to justify exerting power over others. GFC’s new regional “Cuidar – nos hace bien” (Caring – it does us good) social media campaign encourages …
Deeds Driven Dads, was recently honored by the historic Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) as Ambassador to the Sustainable Community Development Movement, a regional social and economic building initiative created in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, encompassing a myriad of sustainable community initiatives from innovative entrepreneurship to closing the digital divide.
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Men from around the United States share their experiences of fatherhood in America's Dads. They say they can do more. They want to do more. But they can't do it alone.
This documentary from Brazil tells the stories of eight fathers and their experiences attempting to accompany their partners during labor and delivery.
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Who Cares About America’s Male Caregivers? Laying the Groundwork for a National Strategy to Support Fathers
As a country, we in the US face a storm of overlapping crises, resulting in exhaustion, grief, stresses on our mental health, polarization, and pessimism. In moments of crisis, we often seek to identify a single root issue, which if addressed, might turn the tide and find us in calmer waters. Caring for each other – in …
Caring Under COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is – and Is Not – Changing Unpaid Care and Domestic Work Responsibilities
Caring Under COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is – and Is Not – Changing Unpaid Care and Domestic Work Responsibilities in the United States, a new report by Equimundo and Oxfam as part of MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign, reveals findings from a rapid poll exploring the gendered and racial impacts of COVID-19 on care work. …
Program P is MenCare’s manual for engaging men in fatherhood, in caregiving, and in maternal, newborn, and child health.
The State of the World’s Fathers 2019 report calls for men’s uptake of their full share of the world’s childcare and domestic work – across all societies and relationships – to advance gender equality.