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State of the World’s Fathers report to launch June 2019 in advance of Father’s Day

In June 2019, at the Women Deliver Global Conference in Vancouver, Canada, Promundo and Sonke Gender Justice will launch MenCare’s third-ever State of the World’s Fathers report with its Steering Committee and partners, featuring new, cross-country analysis and data on men’s caregiving. The report, sponsored by Unilever, Dove Men+Care, calls for men’s uptake of their full share 

Berlin Fathers Center creates space for fathers of all identities

Väterzentrum Berlin (Berlin Fathers Center) was founded by Eberhard Schäfer and Marc Schulte with the mission of providing programming and facilitating dialogue for fathers of all identities. In addition to the “Daddy Café,” where dads in parental leave situations meet for informal learning, the Center provides programs aimed at preparing men to become loving, caring, and 

My experience becoming the primary caregiver for our children

When I was nearing 40, with two children aged 2 and 5 years old, I felt the need to start prioritizing. Having spent more than ten years in a marketing office, working more than ten hours a day, my routine involved coming home in the evening too tired to play with my children. I felt time passing too quickly, and I was missing a lot. My wife had always been dedicated to the family, sacrificing her professional life. In our case, both maternal and paternal grandparents were too far, and babysitters cost more than half a salary. 

MenCare Georgia presents at Frankfurt International Book Fair

The MenCare Georgia campaign, which won first place in Emerging Europe’s 2018 Equality-Friendly Initiative of the Year contest, was invited to present at the Frankfurt International Book Fair, where Georgia was recognized as the Guest of Honor this year.  

Changing the way we raise boys

MERGE for Equality, a MenCare partner in the United States, works to change the way boys are raised through its Early Childhood Initiative, which includes the one-day Developing Healthy Boys training and Children’s Book Campaign, both targeting early childhood educators and child-serving agencies. 

“Get involved in every aspect of physical and emotional care”: Interview with Ronald Digalo

This interview with Ronald Digalo, a father of two, was conducted by Gustavo Benítez of Asociación Igualdad, a MenCare partner in Paraguay. Asociación Igualdad is a nongovernmental organization founded in 2006. One of its goals, through its Soy Papá (“I’m A Dad”) campaign started in 2016, is to promote responsible fatherhood, including through advancing men’s caregiving; promoting equal sharing of domestic duties; and preventing violence against children, teenagers, and women.