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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, 

New PARENT project promoting men’s involvement in caregiving and violence prevention kicks off in Portugal

PARENT brings a gender-synchronized approach – informed by MenCare’s Program P work with fathers and couples –  to tackling the prevention of violence against women and children. By engaging men in co-responsible parenting and an equal share of unpaid care work in four European Union countries (Portugal, Austria, Italy, and Lithuania), PARENT intends to contribute to the prevention of domestic and intra-family gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children. It seeks to promote change in social attitudes and behavior regarding gender roles in caregiving. 

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.