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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.  

MenCare Advocacy Learning Series: Private-sector engagement as a pathway for involved fatherhood in Turkey

For the past two decades, MenCare partner AÇEV in Turkey has been making strides to engage fathers to increase their role in their children’s lives, having identified fatherhood as an entry point for broader social change toward gender equality at home and at work. The organization’s efforts have followed three primary strategies: father-support programs, private-sector engagement, and evidence-based publications.