August 2017: Engaging men as fathers from South Africa to Sri Lanka
MenCare’s August 2017 newsletter brings you updates from Bangladesh, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United States, and around the world. Learn more about the research, programs, and campaigns our partners are leading to engage men in fatherhood and caregiving around the world!
In advance of Father’s Day, MenCare launched the State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Actionreport, produced by Promundo, at a series of events in June and July 2017. The report reveals what has stalled progress toward global gender equality and outlines a bold agenda forward for men and boys doing fully 50 percent of the world’s unpaid care work, in support of achieving... Continue Reading
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... Continue Reading
MenCare partner Il Giardino dei Padri is a network of organizations working on fatherhood and caregiving in Italy. Its members include associations that are grounded in the field of gender studies, as well as organizations with years of experience working with men of all ages. With initiatives such as Il Cerchio dei Papà (The Dads... Continue Reading
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... Continue Reading
If we can find an answer to the question of greater involvement by fathers in the care of their children, millions of women and children will benefit from better care and dads themselves will have an improved quality of life. The issue of the unequal distribution... Continue Reading
A growing and overwhelming body of evidence confirms that engaged fatherhood is good for children, good for women, and good for men themselves. But not many fathers know it. In the majority of Sri Lankan families, cooking, feeding, washing, cleaning, and bringing up children is perceived as a woman’s responsibility... Continue Reading
The International Network on Leave Policies and Research has released its 2017 review of leave policies and related research. The review covers maternity, paternity, and parental leaves; leave to care for sick children and other employment-related measures to support working parents; and early childhood education and care policy across 42 countries.
In Global Daily, Dalberg Global Development Advisors’ Shruthi Jayaram and Promundo’s Gary Barker explore the unequal distribution of care work between men and women around the world, as well as barriers to – and strategies for – change.