MenCare is excited to welcome new country partners in the Czech Republic, Poland, Uganda, and Russia to the global campaign! League of Open Men (LOM) in the Czech Republic, Share the Care Foundation in Poland, Men’s Forum Against Domestic Violence in Uganda, and Doctors to Children (DTC) in Russia joined MenCare in the past six months and will continue to work on research, community campaigns, and programs that support men’s active involvement in fatherhood and caregiving.
League of Open Men (LOM) works to promote men’s active participation in personal development and health, responsible partnership and parenthood, professional self-realization, and social engagement in the field of equal opportunities for women and men. LOM offers men advice, courses, and outdoor events, and supports their quality of life through expert, media, and political activities. LOM draws on direct work with men, its own expert activities, research, and examples of good practice in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Share the Care Foundation was established in 2019 with the mission to prepare society for changes in the area of sharing child care between a woman and a man. In April 2019, the EU passed the Work-life Balance Directive, giving Member States three years to implement measures to improve work-life balance, including two months of non-transferable parental leave. Currently, Polish law regulations allow men to share parental leave, and due to the fact that the paternity leave can be transferred to the mother, only 1% of Polish dads decide to take it. Share the Care Foundation aims at 50/50 shared caregiving.
Men’s Forum Against Domestic Violence Uganda’s (MFADVU) mission is to promote interactive communication for family stability and sustainable development of society by engaging men and boys as entry points.
Doctors to Children (DTC) is an interregional non-governmental organization for the support of family, motherhood, and childhood. DTC has been implementing the Papa-School program – a cycle of eight group sessions for fathers – aimed at increasing their competence and confidence in parenting and care for children, developing and promoting the culture of “involved fatherhood,” preventing domestic violence, and advancing equality between men and women in the context of family relationships.