Sub-Saharan Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 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 11 countries. In Botswana, Cabo Verde, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda, our partners focus on issues ranging from gender equality and violence prevention to masculinities and men’s health.

Our Partners

MenCare is coordinated by Promundo and Sonke Gender Justice in collaboration with steering committee members Save the Children Sweden, Oxfam GB, Plan International Sweden, and the MenEngage Alliance. MenCare has local and national campaigns active in over 50 countries, implemented by MenCare’s partners. For more information about our partners and their work, see the list below. AmericasCanada | Chile | Costa Rica 

The MenCare 50:50 Project Men Sharing Care Work Facilitators Guide

This manual provides information about MenCare 50:50 Facilitators, how to structure parenting groups, how to facilitate group sessions, and some useful general tips to use in sessions. This manual has been adapted by Sonke Gender Justice, from Program P originally developed by Promundo, CulturaSalud/ EME, and REDMAS. It has been adapted for the MenCare SA 

August 2015: From religious leaders to health professionals, here’s how we’re promoting involved fatherhood

MenCare’s August newsletter features events and updates from our partners in Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and worldwide. Learn about the launch of new MenCare campaigns, read up on religious leaders and health professionals supporting men’s caregiving, check out innovative initiatives to involve dads for Father’s Day (and “Father’s Month”), and more!

From Vancouver to Pretoria, the State of the World’s Fathers 2019 report calls for men’s full partnership in world’s childcare and domestic work

Promundo, as a co-coordinator of MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign, launched the third State of the World’s Fathers report on June 5 at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The event was co-hosted by Promundo and Unilever, Dove Men+Care, in advance of Father’s Day in many countries around the world. Other international launches, 

Promundo and ABAAD adapt Program P in Beirut to promote men’s caregiving, prevention of violence against women, and early childhood development

In 2017, MenCare global co-coordinator Promundo and Lebanese NGO ABAAD launched a project to adapt and implement Program P – a gender-transformative fatherhood methodology – with Lebanese and Syrian fathers and couples in Beirut, with a special focus on early childhood development (ECD). The project is co-funded by UN Women and by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Prevention+. The 


We’d love to hear from you! Email us at or contact one of our global coordinators below: Equimundo: Center for Masculinities and Social Justice (Formerly Promundo-US) 1367 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 210 Washington, DC 20036 United States Telephone: +1 202 588 0061 Email: Website: Forthcoming– read more about our name change Taveeshi Gupta