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MenCare partner MERGE for Equality announces new early childhood initiative

MERGE for Equality, a MenCare partner in the United States, and its predecessors have a 35-year legacy of engaging ­­people and communities in gender-transformative initiatives, delivering programming that empowers communities to transform masculinity, promote men’s caregiving, and advance gender equality for all. MERGE for Equality works with a deep understanding of the current reality: Boys 

MenCare partner Promundo participates in national seminar on parenting and early childhood in Brazil

On September 1-2, 2017, MenCare partner Instituto Promundo participated in the Third National Seminar on Parenting and Early Childhood (III Seminário Nacional Paternidades e Primeira Infância) in São Paulo, Brazil. On the first day of the seminar, Milena do Carmo, Promundo’s MenCare coordinator in Brazil, moderated the session “Diverse Fatherhood,” which featured a presentation on imprisoned 

MenCare’s Darío Ibarra discusses same-sex parents and creating families free of gender stereotypes

Darío Ibarra

This month, psychologist and MenCare partner Darío Ibarra appeared on Desayunos Informales, an Uruguayan television program, to discuss same-sex parents and raising children without reinforcing gender stereotypes. Darío emphasized that to grow up healthy and happy, children need (1) unconditional love, (2) care, (3) a violence-free home, and (4) freedom from gender stereotypes – all 

UNESCO webinar to highlight shared responsibility in parenting in Latin America

Néstor López and Francisco Aguayo

On October 2, 2017, IIPE UNESCO Buenos Aires is hosting a Spanish-language webinar on “Shared Responsibility in Parenting: Public Policy Initiatives in Latin America” (“Corresponsabilidad parental en la crianza: Iniciativas de política pública en América Latina”) at 2pm ART. The webinar will feature MenCare partner Francisco Aguayo, who is the director of Fundación CulturaSalud/EME in Chile, 

“Day of Co-Responsibility” at one of Mexico’s largest universities promotes gender equality at home and at work

  MenCare partner Cómplices por la Equidad participated in a “Day of Co-Responsibility” on June 16, 2017 at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), one of Mexico’s largest polytechnic universities. Building on the MenCare campaign’s advocacy for gender equality in paid and unpaid work, this event created a safe space within the university community for reflection 

New book provides fathers with prenatal self-care techniques

In the United States, MenCare partner Fathers’ Uplift released the first edition of a book outlining a new intervention for fathers, in January 2017. Titled Pre-Father Care: Prenatal Care for Fathers, the book establishes a safe environment where fathers-to-be, fathers, and father figures can receive support – in the comfort of their own homes or in