Americas

Americas-MenCareNicaragua-webIn 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, CanadaChile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, JamaicaMexico, Nicaragua, ParaguayPeru, 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 Bolivia, “Los papás de hoy” photo exhibition showcases involved fatherhood

"Los papás de hoy" winning photo, courtesy of MUSEF.

MenCare partners from across Latin America participated in the launch of “Los papás de hoy” (“The Dads of Today”) photo exhibition at the National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore (MUSEF) in La Paz, Bolivia in January 2018. The exhibition captured the day-to-day moments of modern fatherhood in Bolivia: fathers taking care of their children, playing 

Fatherhood México is promoting fathers’ positive involvement through collaboration and partnership

MenCare partner Fatherhood México is partnering with for-profit and nonprofit groups to raise awareness of the important role that fathers can play in their children’s lives, and of the benefits for families and communities when men are actively, responsibly involved in fatherhood and care. Fatherhood México is currently collaborating with DadBox, a monthly subscription service 

Videos Show me more

America’s Dads: A State of America’s Fathers Film

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.

Father Is Not A Visitor (English Subtitles)

This documentary from Brazil tells the stories of eight fathers and their experiences attempting to accompany their partners during labor and delivery.

Father Is Not A Visitor (Spanish Subtitles)

This documentary from Brazil tells the stories of eight fathers and their experiences attempting to accompany their partners during labor and delivery.

Publications Show me more

Program P
Program P

Program P is MenCare's manual for engaging men in fatherhood, in caregiving, and in maternal, newborn, and child health.

State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean: Executive Summary
State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean: Executive Summary

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
State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean

State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean presents research about men’s engagement in issues related to fatherhood and caregiving.

State of Brazil’s Fathers
State of Brazil’s Fathers

This report presents the state of fatherhood in Brazil, highlighting men's caregiving practices and efforts to promote engaged fatherhood.