In no country in the world are men doing as much childcare or domestic work as women are. Globally, women are spending more than twice as much time as men on unpaid care work. These unequal care responsibilities are a barrier to gender equality, to economic opportunities and development, and to the full realization of... Continue Reading
In advance of Father’s Day, Promundo launched the first-ever State of America’s Fathers report as a MenCare publication. From New York to Los Angeles and Washington, DC, the country’s leading influencers, policymakers, and game-changers took an honest look at what it means to be a dad in the United States today, how it’s different than ever before, and... Continue Reading
This year, MenCare partners in Bulgaria – and in many countries around the world – celebrated Father’s Day on June 19. After the day came to a close, Association Roditeli’s David Kiuranov, coordinator of Bulgaria’s national MenCare campaign, looked back on the holiday’s significance and the importance of engaging men in caregiving... Continue Reading
Promundo-Europe, in collaboration with the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and the Coimbra School of Nursing, launched its first report on the State of Involved and Nonviolent Fatherhood in Portugal at “Big Plans for Equality,” the fourth meeting of health professionals hosted by the Association for Family Planning in Lisbon on May 31... Continue Reading
While widely celebrated in Russia, Father’s Day remains an unofficial holiday. In June 2016, MenCare partners celebrated by taking part in festivities held across the country. The cities of Moscow, Novosibirsk, and Orenburg celebrated Father’s Day with festivals called “FatherFest.” And, for the fifth year, St. Petersburg organized an urban celebration entitled “Daddy-Starts.” Events included... Continue Reading
MERGE for Equality, a new MenCare partner in the United States, is a recently formed organization based in western Massachusetts that seeks to engage individuals and communities in transforming masculinity to advance gender equality. MERGE was created out of the 35-year legacy of the Men’s Resource Center for Change and Men’s Resources International, as well... Continue Reading
World Vision Lanka’s Ambagamuwa Area Development Program (ADP) in Sri Lanka was the first in the country to carry out MenCare programming. Building on four years of experience, the Ambagamuwa ADP is now helping others begin work with fathers in new areas. In July 2016, the Ambagamuwa ADP organized a two-day “Training of Trainers” program at the... Continue Reading
As a result of the high rate of absent fatherhood in South Africa, women are bearing the burden of raising children, and children are growing up without the positive influence of a second caregiver. This is one of the reasons why MenCare partner and global co-coordinator Sonke Gender Justice is working to get fathers in South Africa more involved... Continue Reading
World Vision Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya Area Development Program (ADP) in Sri Lanka conducted a two-day MenCare family retreat in June 2016. Men who had completed six group sessions (based on MenCare’s Program P) were given the opportunity to attend the retreat, joined by their partners and children. In total, 50 adults and 68 children participated. During the... Continue Reading
From Results for Development (R4D) and the Center for Education Innovations (CEI), the Early Learning Toolkit contains practical resources – such as MenCare's Program P – to support work in early childhood settings, schools, and communities.
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