For men, and for those men who are fathers, it is not easy to change the traditional gender values that have become internalized in their attitudes and behaviors and that are dominant in society. When a man embarks on a journey of change toward less conventional values, he endures a personal process of transition that …
In 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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In May 2017, World Vision Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya Area Program in Sri Lanka organized a MenCare Family Retreat – a two-day residential program – for MenCare fathers’ group participants and their families. Men from the community who had completed six sessions based on MenCare’s Program P were invited to participate in the retreat, along with their …
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, …
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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.
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.
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 is MenCare's manual for engaging men in fatherhood, in caregiving, and in maternal, newborn, and child health.
World Vision's poster shows improved child care practices and nutrition through MenCare's fatherhood Program in Sri Lanka.
The Art of Family Living consists of 13 stories pf change from MenCare participants in World Vision Lanka's fathers groups in Sri Lanka.
Adapted from the first State of the World’s Fathers in 2015, this regional report focuses on men’s caregiving practices in Indonesia.