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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.  

In Bolivia, “Los papás de hoy” photo exhibition showcases involved fatherhood

"Los papás de hoy" winning photo, courtesy of MUSEF.

MenCare partners from across Latin America participated in the launch of “Los papás de hoy” (“The Dads of Today”) photo exhibition at the National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore (MUSEF) in La Paz, Bolivia in January 2018. The exhibition captured the day-to-day moments of modern fatherhood in Bolivia: fathers taking care of their children, playing 

Fatherhood México is promoting fathers’ positive involvement through collaboration and partnership

MenCare partner Fatherhood México is partnering with for-profit and nonprofit groups to raise awareness of the important role that fathers can play in their children’s lives, and of the benefits for families and communities when men are actively, responsibly involved in fatherhood and care. Fatherhood México is currently collaborating with DadBox, a monthly subscription service 

Fatherhood 2.0 Engages Bhutanese, Burmese, and Nepalese Fathers in the United States

In December 2017, MenCare global co-coordinator Promundo and Steering Committee member MenEngage Alliance conducted a training of facilitators on engaging Bhutanese, Burmese, and Nepalese refugee and immigrant fathers in the United States through a new program called Fatherhood 2.0. Fatherhood 2.0 is an adaptation of MenCare’s Program P, which provides concrete strategies to engage men in active fatherhood from prenatal