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Eight fathers challenging gender stereotypes in Bangladesh tell their stories

In July, the Prio Baba (“Dear Father”) campaign in Bangladesh, led by MenCare partner Center for Men and Masculinities Studies (CMMS), recognized eight fathers championing the empowerment of women and girls at an award ceremony in Dhaka. These men have served as role models due to their rejection of harmful traditional practices related to fatherhood 

MenCare Bangladesh’s Prio Baba campaign recognizes 8 fathers championing the empowerment of women and girls

With the motto, “Prio Baba: Responsible Father, Happy Family, Prosperous Country,” the Prio Baba (“Dear Father”) campaign in Bangladesh has successfully completed a 21-month research initiative carried out by MenCare partner Center for Men and Masculinities Studies (CMMS). The initiative was implemented by CMMS and funded by the UBS Optimus Fund, with technical support from 

A path to building healthy relationships and happy families in Sri Lanka

Children participate in the Nuwara Eliya Area Program’s MenCare Family Retreat in May 2017. Photo courtesy of World Vision Lanka.

In May 2017, World Vision Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya Area Program in Sri Lanka organized a MenCare Family Retreat – a two-day residential program – for MenCare fathers’ group participants and their families. Men from the community who had completed six sessions based on MenCare’s Program P were invited to participate in the retreat, along with their 

MenCare classes begin in Sri Lanka’s Nuwareliya Area Program

In Sri Lanka, MenCare partner World Vision Lanka works to implement MenCare fathers’ groups in different areas of the country. In 2017, with a consolidated model, four previously separate World Vision Lanka Area Development Programs (ADP) are now working together as one Area Program (AP) in the Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka. This year, 

In Timor Leste, Rutgers WPF Indonesia and partners build on lessons learned from MenCare+

MenCare partner Rutgers WPF Indonesia collaborated with Marie Stopes Timor Leste (MSTL), a reproductive health and family planning organization, to host “A Gender-Transformative Approach to Engaging Men in Reducing Gender-Based Violence” on February 7–10, 2017. Twenty-three health providers in Timor Leste participated in this three-day training on how to involve men as active participants and