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November 2019: Join us Live at the MenCare Global Meeting


MenCare’s November newsletter highlights the MenCare Global Meeting 2019 and our first-ever photo contest. It also shares updates from Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, 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.

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Join us Online for the MenCare Global Meeting 2019

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MenCare partners and colleagues from around the world will come together from November 19-21 in Rabat, Morocco and via remote participation to develop a joint agenda...
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MenCare partners worldwide participate in global photo contest, sharing healthy examples of modern fatherhood, caregiving, and gender equity

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The MenCare global poster series, first created in 2011 when MenCare was launched, carries the 10 foundational images and messages of the campaign...
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Fathers and families graduate from MenCare World Vision Lanka – Ambagamuwa Area Programs’ (AP) program

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The World Vision Lanka - Ambagamuwa Area Programs (AP) graduation ceremony was held on Sunday, September 15, at Maskeliya PMD Hall...
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Involving men and boys in ending female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the Akwuke community of Enugu State, Nigeria

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Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP) decided to undertake a project to end FGM/C, with support from the global venture philanthropy fund, Rockflower, earlier this year...
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New MenCare partner SERATA launches “Celebrating Fatherhood” campaign in Malaysia

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Society for Equality, Respect And Trust for All Sabah (SERATA) recognized fathers who are present in their children’s lives through their inaugural “Celebrating Fatherhood” campaign...
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From Vancouver to Pretoria, the State of the World’s Fathers 2019 report calls for men’s full partnership in world’s childcare and domestic work

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Promundo, as a co-coordinator of MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign, launched the third State of the World’s Fathers report on June 5 at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, Canada...
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Recommended Resources

Becoming a Father: Join us in Making the MenCare Commitment


Eighty-five percent of fathers tell us they'd do anything to be very involved in caring for their new child, but there is no country where men are doing an equal share of the child care and housework. Watch this film to learn more about the bold commitments that can accelerate progress toward achieving gender equality globally. 

Watch the film here.


Corporal Punishment of Children in South Africa


Law reform has been achieved in South Africa: corporal punishment is unlawful in all settings, including the home. Explore the country report, authored by Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment, to learn more. 

Read the report here.


Recommended Reads

Dads Encourage Dads in New Nordic Campaign


#DadOnBoard campaign – from the Nordic Council of Ministers – is to get dads to inspire other dads to share the parenting equally. On November 14, the report. On 14 November, the report State of Nordic Fathers will be launched in Copenhagen during a debate on fatherhood.

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Struggling with the No-spanking Rule? Here are Some Options


A City Press article written by MenCare Global Co-Coordinator Wessel van den Berg begins, “Spend time with your child. That’s the answer that I have to the current frequently raised questions about the 'alternatives to corporal punishment'.”

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What Would Parenting be like if Fathers Took Six Months of Parental Leave? Take a Look.


This Washington Post article features the photo exhibition “Swedish Dads,” a series of portraits of 45 fathers on display through December at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC. The exhibition, by Swedish photographer Johan Bävman, has toured 65 countries.

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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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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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