Asia Pacific

AsiaPacific-MenCareIndonesia-webIn Asia Pacific, 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 six countries. In Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, our partners focus on issues from violence against women and gender equality to child protection and maternal health.

Across the region, MenCare partners engage men in active fatherhood through fathers’ groups, couples’ education, and media and advocacy campaigns. As part of the campaign, a moving film from Sri Lanka tells the story of a father who becomes the primary caregiver to his children, while his wife works abroad to support their family. In Indonesia, programming coupled with community campaigns aims to prevent gender-based violence, and work with the health sector provides an entry point to engage men in maternal and child health. In India, group education is transforming fathers’ attitudes toward child marriage, while in Vietnam, religious leaders are integrating content on gender equality and domestic violence prevention into their premarital programs.

For more information on MenCare in Asia Pacific, check out the regional highlights below, learn more about the MenCare+ program in Indonesia, and visit Indonesia’s Laki Laki Peduli website in Indonesian.

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MenCare classes begin in Sri Lanka’s Nuwareliya Area Program

In Sri Lanka, MenCare partner World Vision Lanka works to implement MenCare fathers’ groups in different areas of the country. In 2017, with a consolidated model, four previously separate World Vision Lanka Area Development Programs (ADP) are now working together as one Area Program (AP) in the Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka. This year, 

In Timor Leste, Rutgers WPF Indonesia and partners build on lessons learned from MenCare+

MenCare partner Rutgers WPF Indonesia collaborated with Marie Stopes Timor Leste (MSTL), a reproductive health and family planning organization, to host “A Gender-Transformative Approach to Engaging Men in Reducing Gender-Based Violence” on February 7–10, 2017. Twenty-three health providers in Timor Leste participated in this three-day training on how to involve men as active participants and 

“The Art of Family Living” highlights fathers’ stories of change in Sri Lanka

Cartoon image of family from the cover of "The Art of Family Living."

MenCare partner World Vision Lanka recently published a compilation of 13 stories, entitled The Art of Family Living, from MenCare participants in the Patana and Devon Area Development Programmes. These stories from fathers show the ways in which MenCare in Sri Lanka has improved child protection, health and nutrition, and education; couple relationships; and peace 

Videos Show me more

MenCare+ Indonesia: Family Planning PSA

A husband who participates in family planning has a happy family. See how Jal and his wife Nong plan for their second child in Indonesia.

MenCare+ Indonesia: Pregnancy and Birth PSA

It's important for fathers to be involved from the start. See how Jal supports his wife Nong in giving birth – including being present in the delivery room.

Being a Father: A State of the World’s Fathers Film

Produced alongside the first-ever State of the World’s Fathers report, "Being a Father" asks fathers, mothers, and children from around the world: "What does fatherhood mean to you?"

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Program P
Program P

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

MenCare program in Sri Lankan Tea Estate Area
MenCare program in Sri Lankan Tea Estate Area

World Vision's poster shows improved child care practices and nutrition through MenCare's fatherhood Program in Sri Lanka.

The Art of Family Living
The Art of Family Living

The Art of Family Living consists of 13 stories pf change from MenCare participants in World Vision Lanka's fathers groups in Sri Lanka.

State of the World’s Fathers: Indonesia Country Report
State of the World’s Fathers: Indonesia Country Report

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