June 2017: Taking action to share the care and promote equality
MenCare’s June 2017 newsletter brings you updates from Albania, Georgia, Indonesia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and around the world. Check out highlights from MenCare’s second-ever global meeting; read new national, regional, and global research on the state of fatherhood; and learn how partners around the world are celebrating Father’s Day.
The MenCare Global Meeting 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia brought together nearly 100 activists, academics, and practitioners from 50 countries on June 8–10 to share and exchange new findings, lessons learned, and reflections from the field of engaging men as fathers and caregivers for gender equality. The MenCare campaign’s second-ever global gathering sought to strengthen ties... Continue Reading
On June 9, MenCare launched the 2017 State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action report, revealing what has stalled progress toward global gender equality and laying out a bold agenda forward for men and boys doing fully 50 percent of the world’s unpaid care work. At the current rate of global progress, it will... Continue Reading
2017 is the second year that the MenCare campaign in Georgia celebrates Father’s Day in June. The MenCare campaign in Georgia is an initiative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgia Country Office in partnership with the non-governmental organization (NGO) We Care, implemented within the framework of the United Nations Joint Programme for Gender... Continue Reading
In Turkey, MenCare partner AÇEV began a series of research, advocacy, and campaign activities in April 2017 to engage key stakeholders from all parts of society in transforming fatherhood and promoting gender equality, including increasing awareness among fathers about their role in childcare, child development, and equitable parenting. Through a range of local and national... Continue Reading
For men, and for those men who are fathers, it is not easy to change the traditional gender values that have become internalized in their attitudes and behaviors and that are dominant in society. When a man embarks on a journey of change toward less conventional values, he endures a personal process of transition that... Continue Reading
On April 27, MenCare partners led a training on the campaign’s Program P methodology in Moscow, Russia for participants from Training Institute, a local nongovernmental organization (NGO). Program P is a toolkit providing concrete strategies and activities to engage men in active, equitable fatherhood and caregiving. Trainings on the Program P manual, which was recently... Continue Reading
In May 2017, World Vision Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya Area Program in Sri Lanka organized a MenCare Family Retreat – a two-day residential program – for MenCare fathers’ group participants and their families. Men from the community who had completed six sessions based on MenCare’s Program P were invited to participate in the retreat, along with their... Continue Reading
Recognizing the increasing need and demand for referrals of perpetrators from other cities in Albania, in April 2017, Woman to Woman and Counselling Centre for Women and Girls – in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and with the financial support of IAMANEH – initiated a two-year national training cycle.... Continue Reading
In Telavi, Georgia, MenCare partners held a public book-reading event in April 2017 within the framework of the MenCare campaign. Mr. Karl Kulessa, UNFPA representative in Turkey and the Country Director in Georgia, and Mr. Alexandre Lortkipanidze, a Georgian TV presenter and screenwriter, read stories to primary school students at Telavi Public School #1. The... Continue Reading
The MenCare Global Meeting 2017, held in Belgrade, Serbia on June 8–10, featured a “Global Fatherhood Photo and Poster Exhibition” with contributions from more than 16 MenCare partners around the world. From Peru to South Africa, from Indonesia to Serbia, many men are taking a greater role in unpaid care. The exhibition’s photos and posters aim... Continue Reading
State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action
The State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action 2017 report, a MenCare publication, draws from nearly 100 research studies and reports, with data from nearly every country where it is available, to reveal what has stalled progress toward global gender equality and to lay out a bold agenda for men and boys doing fully 50 percent of the world’s unpaid care.
State of Russia’s Fathers outlines the current state of fatherhood and men’s caregiving in Russia. The study aims to fill the gap in research on men’s role in childrearing and on men’s involvement in family life in Russia, as well as on the key role fathers can play in gender equality and women’s empowerment.
See how involved fatherhood can improve the lives of children, women, and men in MenCare’s new film, Join the Movement. The film accompanies MenCare’s State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action 2017 report, which lays out a bold agenda for men’s equal participation in unpaid care work – a vital step toward achieving gender equality.