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June 2019: Launching the State of the World’s Fathers 2019 Report


MenCare’s June 2019 newsletter highlights the just-released State of the World’s Fathers 2019 report. It also shares updates from Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, the Caribbean, Italy, the Netherlands, Nigeria, and other countries around the world. Learn more about the research, programs, and campaigns our partners are leading to engage men in fatherhood, caregiving, and gender equality worldwide!

Wishing everyone a happy Father’s Day!

In this Issue

Featured Story

Launching State of the World's Fathers 2019 report

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MenCare launched the State of the World’s Fathers 2019 report, revealing new data and analysis from over 40 countries and recommendations to close the unpaid care gap...
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MenCare launches new series of how-to guides for engaging men in gender equality and improving health outcomes

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The series consists of practical, how-to guides that include step-by-step processes and worksheets to help guide partners' work to challenge and change harmful gender norms through...
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MenCare campaigns from around the world

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MenCare aims to engage fathers from the very beginning of their children’s lives in positive, equitable parenting and as allies in gender equality overall. Becoming a father can be...
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MenCare partners release new animated video as part of Prevention+ program to promote a happier, healthier, more equal world

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On International Day of Happiness, MenCare global co-coordinators Promundo and Sonke Gender Justice and MenCare partner Rutgers launched a new animated video, created through the Prevention+ program, to promote...
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MenCare partner SIRP shares approaches to gender equality, health, and development work in Nigerian communities

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SIRP is an NGO based in Nigeria that works with local communities to enhance their ability to make demands for rights and services, especially those under Sustainable Development Goals 3, 4 and 5, which address good health and well-being...
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White Ribbon’s “Boys Don’t Cry” video raises awareness of the importance of promoting healthy ideas of masculinity everywhere, every day

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When we reward boys for conforming to an idea of “real men” that means being tough, dominating, and unemotional, there are serious consequences for the well-being of those around them...
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A letter to my daughter

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It’s hard to believe that next week, you’ll turn two years old. The day you were born seems like yesterday. You were so beautiful and innocent. You were healthy. We knew we were lucky...
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Advocating for improved parental leave policies and men’s caregiving in Botswana

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Men and Boys for Gender Equality (MBGE), an organization in Botswana, calls on governments to develop policies for granting parental leave....
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New PARENT project promoting men’s involvement in caregiving and violence prevention kicks off in Portugal

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PARENT brings a gender-synchronized approach – informed by MenCare’s Program P work with fathers and couples –  to tackling the prevention of violence against women and children...
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MenCare Bulgaria works with Ministry of Education on Father’s Week to promote men’s caregiving

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MenCare Bulgaria is a consortium of organizations working collectively towards achieving gender equality, children’s rights, and community participation. Its members focus on...
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MenCare Partner Deeds Driven Dads kicks off fatherhood trainings in the Caribbean

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Deeds Driven Dads, a responsible fatherhood training and advocacy program in the United States and the Caribbean, is kicking off its third season of innovative fatherhood engagement trainings throughout the Caribbean....
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A travelling photography exhibition in Italy showcases fathers who break gender stereotypes

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Väter Aktiv, a MenCare partner in Italy, works to make services and programs more family- and father-friendly, in conjunction with its organizational partners. The organization is committed to creating vibrant father-child relationships...
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Recommended Resources

State of the World’s Fathers: An Advocacy Webinar


Watch this MenCare webinar to learn how to use the global State of the World’s Fathers 2019 report to catalyze national advocacy and action to advance men’s caregiving and gender equality.

Watch the webinar here.


Preventing Partner Violence: Working With Couples


This Prevention Collaborative practice brief explores programs working with couples on intimate partner violence prevention.

Access the brief here.


Girls Not Brides: An Interactive Atlas Tool


Girls Not Brides has created an interactive world atlas to provide data on child marriage globally. The tool provides data on the prevalence of child marriage worldwide and commitments that governments have made to address the issue.

Explore the interactive website here.


Knowledge Hub: The Nordic Gender Effect at Work


This series of briefs shares information on how investments in gender equality advance employment, family well-being, and growth.

Access the tools here.


Working With Parents Who Use Scripture To Justify Corporal Punishment


The Academy on Violence and Abuse released guidelines for professionals working with caregivers who use scripture to justify corporal punishment.

Read the guide here.


Recommended Reads

Parenthood Is Still Uneven, but an Hour a Day Could Help


A New York Times article shares findings from State of the World’s Fathers 2019, including recommendations for how to close the gender gap in unpaid care work.

Read the article here.


A Father’s Day Message From Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala’s Father


On Promundo’s Medium platform, Ziauddin Yousafzai reflects on his experiences as a father and the ways he worked to empower Malala and promote equality.

Read the full message here.


A Call To Action for Men To Do More


A Devex article highlights the need for action and interventions across sectors to speed progress toward a more equitable distribution of caregiving.

Read the article here.


Who’s Who at MenCare


Aapta Garg
MenCare Global Co-Coordinator
Program Officer,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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Wessel van den Berg
MenCare Global Co-Coordinator
Children’s Rights and Positive Parenting unit manager,
Sonke Gender Justice
Cape Town, South Africa
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Alexa Hassink
MenCare Communications & Advocacy
Director of Communications,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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Annaick Miller
MenCare News & Communications
Senior Communications Associate,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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May-Mei Lee
MenCare New Partners
Office Manager,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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Lona Manik
MenCare Communications Support
Digital Engagement and Content Assistant,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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Roma Richardson
MenCare Communications Support
Editorial and Brand Management Assistant,
Promundo-US
Washington, DC
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