Americas

Americas-MenCareNicaragua-webIn 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 ten countries. In Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, 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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New book provides fathers with prenatal self-care techniques

In the United States, MenCare partner Fathers’ Uplift released the first edition of a book outlining a new intervention for fathers, in January 2017. Titled Pre-Father Care: Prenatal Care for Fathers, the book establishes a safe environment where fathers-to-be, fathers, and father figures can receive support – in the comfort of their own homes or in 

MenCare partners launch adaptation of Program P for Bolivia

Program P – Bolivia

In December 2016, MenCare partners launched Program P Bolivia, an adaptation of MenCare’s Program P methodology, specific to the context of El Alto, Bolivia. Program P, named for “padre” in Spanish and “pai” in Portuguese, meaning “father,” provides concrete strategies and activities to engage men in active fatherhood from their partners’ pregnancies through their children’s 

Promundo and partners promote men’s caregiving during Father’s Month in Brazil

Promundo's booth at an event hosted by SECONCI-Rio.

In Brazil, Father’s Day is celebrated each year on the second Sunday of August. This year, Promundo and other MenCare partners in Brazil used the month of August to raise awareness about the importance of men’s positive involvement in fatherhood and caregiving. Throughout the month, Você é meu Pai, which is the Brazilian adaptation of the global MenCare campaign

Videos Show me more

America’s Dads: A State of America’s Fathers Film

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.

Father Is Not A Visitor (English Subtitles)

This documentary from Brazil tells the stories of eight fathers and their experiences attempting to accompany their partners during labor and delivery.

Father Is Not A Visitor (Spanish Subtitles)

This documentary from Brazil tells the stories of eight fathers and their experiences attempting to accompany their partners during labor and delivery.

Publications Show me more

Program P
Program P

Program P is MenCare's manual for engaging men in fatherhood, in caregiving, and in maternal, newborn, and child health.

State of Brazil’s Fathers
State of Brazil’s Fathers

This report presents the state of fatherhood in Brazil, highlighting men's caregiving practices and efforts to promote engaged fatherhood.

State of America’s Fathers
State of America’s Fathers

State of America’s Fathers aims to increase the visibility and value of care work in the United States with never-before-analyzed data and bold policy recommendations.

MenCare in Latin America: EMERGE Story of Change
MenCare in Latin America: EMERGE Story of Change

This story of change pulls out the main findings from EMERGE's case study on the MenCare campaign in Latin America and its work to promote positive fatherhood.