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April 2021: A new milestone for MenCare


Dear MenCare partners and friends,

A NEW MILESTONE: This year marks 10 years since MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign began. Launched in November of 2011, MenCare has grown and evolved throughout the years. Today, we want to learn how you think MenCare has done so far, how your organization has engaged with the global initiative, and what direction you would like to see MenCare take over the next 10 years. We have asked Nikki van der Gaag, Promundo Senior Fellow, to help collect your stories and hopes for the future of MenCare, and we hope that you will support us by participating. We will be sending you an email with a survey and a request for follow-up interviews – please watch out for it. Should you wish to be engaged further, and if you are interested in being contacted as part of this effort, please fill out this form with your information and we will follow up with you shortly.

This June, MenCare will release a COVID-19 special issue of the State of the World’s Fathers report: the world’s only global report on men’s involvement in parenting and care work, produced by Promundo. This issue will focus on action steps to help close the care gap – visit StateoftheWorldsFathers.org to learn more.

This MenCare newsletter brings you updates from Nigeria, Spain, and Switzerland. Learn more about the research, programs, and campaigns our partners are leading to engage men in fatherhood, caregiving, and gender equality worldwide.

Sincerely,

Aapta Garg & Mpho Mabhena
MenCare Global Coordinators

In this Issue

Featured Story

Working with men and boys to end female genital mutilation at Okpanku Community of Enugu State, Nigeria

Map Marker  Nigeria


Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP) in Okpanku Community of Enugu State, Nigeria organizes knowledge-sharing session on female genital mutilation (FGM) for 15 participants, comprised of various men and boys.
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New study on Swiss media discourse shows growing interest in men’s caregiving

Map Marker  Switzerland


Results from a new MenCare Switzerland study show that Swiss media were significantly more interested in the topic of male care engagement in 2020 than in 2010.

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Dads, where are you?: A Father’s Day campaign in Spain

Map Marker  Spain


Papas Bloguereos launched the ¿Dónde están los padres? (“Dads, where are you?” in English) campaign to collect and publish personal testimonials representing different perspectives in the lead-up to Father's Day.
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Recommended Resources

Movember Family Man


Family Man provides simple, yet effective, tools for mastering the art of parenting.


Emerging effects of COVID-19 pandemic on gender-based violence in Africa


This study investigates the trends of this violence in Cameroon, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Africa.


Recommended Reads

‘Me tornei um homem feminista após o nascimento da minha filha’


[English: ‘I became a feminist man after my daughter was born’.] Eugene Hung says that the uneasiness around the idea of ​​what the world is for women arose when their eldest daughter was born.


Imagining the world anew: the pandemic and gender equality


The pandemic has eroded women’s rights – but there is a way forward, says Nikki van der Gaag.


Who’s Who at MenCare

Aapta Garg


MenCare Global Co-Coordinator
Senior Program Officer,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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Mpho Mabhena


MenCare Global Co-Coordinator
Child Rights and Positive Parenting Regional Coordinator
Sonke Gender Justice
Cape Town, South Africa
Email


Alexa Hassink


MenCare Communications
Director of Marketing and Communications,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
Email


May-Mei Lee


MenCare New Partners
Office Manager,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
Email


Lona Manik


MenCare Communications Support
Community and Digital Marketing Associate,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
Email


Roma Richardson


MenCare Communications Support
Editorial and Brand Management Assistant,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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