In 2018 we saw a jump in youth who committed suicide or homicide of other youth, and in 2019 we saw similar patterns. Why?
In the Americas, MenCare partners are engaging men as caregivers and as fathers through powerful media campaigns, high-impact program development, and local- and national-level advocacy initiatives in 13 countries. In Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Uruguay, our partners focus on issues ranging from violence against women and child protection to maternal health and prenatal care.
Across the region, MenCare partners have worked to engage thousands of men in active fatherhood, from prenatal care through delivery, childbirth, and their children’s early years. In Brazil and Nicaragua, powerful films tell the stories of men who are acting as role models in supporting men’s involvement in the family and in helping men who have experienced violence and sexual exploitation to heal. From Guatemala to Chile, work with the health sector has led to positive institutional changes supporting men’s involvement in pre- and post-natal care.
For more information on MenCare in the Americas, check out the regional highlights below, learn more about the MenCare+ program in Brazil, and visit the regional Campaña de Paternidad website in Spanish and Brazil’s Você é Meu Pai website in Portuguese.
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In 2020, Fatherhood México is committed to continuing our mission of empowering father figures in Mexico.
White Ribbon Canada has recently joined efforts with the Toronto Maple Leafs, a local hockey club, to develop the Men of Quality Campaign. The campaign consists of a public service announcement featuring several prominent athletes and the club’s President describing what it means to be a “man of quality.” The campaign was launched in the …
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Men from around the United States share their experiences of fatherhood in America's Dads. They say they can do more. They want to do more. But they can't do it alone.
This documentary from Brazil tells the stories of eight fathers and their experiences attempting to accompany their partners during labor and delivery.
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Program P is MenCare's manual for engaging men in fatherhood, in caregiving, and in maternal, newborn, and child health.
The State of the World's Fathers 2019 report calls for men’s uptake of their full share of the world’s childcare and domestic work – across all societies and relationships – to advance gender equality.
The Executive Summary presents an overview of research about men’s engagement in caregiving in the region.
State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean presents research about men’s engagement in issues related to fatherhood and caregiving.