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.

Recent News Show me more

Deeds Driven Dads establishes new Caribbean Fatherhood Coalition

Deeds Driven Dads, was recently honored by the historic Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) as Ambassador to the Sustainable Community Development Movement, a regional social and economic building initiative created in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, encompassing a myriad of sustainable community initiatives from innovative entrepreneurship to closing the digital divide.

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

Caring Under COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is – and Is Not – Changing Unpaid Care and Domestic Work Responsibilities
Caring Under COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is – and Is Not – Changing Unpaid Care and Domestic Work Responsibilities

Caring Under COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is – and Is Not – Changing Unpaid Care and Domestic Work Responsibilities in the United States, a new report by Promundo and Oxfam as part of MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign, reveals findings from a rapid poll exploring the gendered and racial impacts of COVID-19 on care work. <a class="read-more-link" href="https://men-care.org/resources/caring-under-covid-19-how-the-pandemic-is-and-is-not-changing-unpaid-care-and-domestic-work-responsibilities/">…</a>

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: Unlocking the Power of Men’s Care: Executive Summary
State of the World’s Fathers: Unlocking the Power of Men’s Care: Executive Summary

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.

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.

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