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 ten countries. In Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, 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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From Sweden to Chile, these photos of men’s caregiving show that fatherhood is changing

La Moneda Cultural Center in Santiago, Chile is presenting the Chilean Dads (“Papás Chilenos,” in Spanish) photo exhibition from October 4 to November 26, 2017, highlighting intimate moments of Chilean fathers caring for their children. The 27 photos that appear in the exhibition were selected from over 400 entries, submitted by fathers and family members 

MenCare partner MERGE for Equality announces new early childhood initiative

MERGE for Equality, a MenCare partner in the United States, and its predecessors have a 35-year legacy of engaging ­­people and communities in gender-transformative initiatives, delivering programming that empowers communities to transform masculinity, promote men’s caregiving, and advance gender equality for all. MERGE for Equality works with a deep understanding of the current reality: Boys 

MenCare partner Instituto Promundo participates in national seminar on parenting and early childhood in Brazil

On September 1-2, 2017, MenCare partner Instituto Promundo participated in the Third National Seminar on Parenting and Early Childhood (III Seminário Nacional Paternidades e Primeira Infância) in São Paulo, Brazil. On the first day of the seminar, Milena do Carmo, Promundo’s MenCare coordinator in Brazil, moderated the session “Diverse Fatherhood,” which featured a presentation on imprisoned 

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.