Promundo in the Press: June 2019

July 23, 2019

Welcome to “Promundo in the Press,” a monthly recap of media that mention Promundo or MenCare, the global fatherhood campaign that Promundo co-coordinates. This past June, Promundo launched the State of the World’s Fathers (SOWF) 2019 report, revealing new data and analysis from over 40 countries, and recommendations to close the unpaid care gap. We…
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What We Know About Masculinity, Fatherhood, and Caregiving

July 17, 2019

Becoming a father can be a defining step into adulthood, and fathers who take a hands-on role in caring for their children, from the earliest days, often say it’s one of the most fulfilling parts of their lives. According to research conducted in advance of the 2019 State of the World’s Fathers, some 85 percent of fathers across seven countries said they would do anything to be very involved in caring for their newborn or adopted child….
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New IMAGES Research from Uganda Shows High Rates of Intimate Partner Violence and Intersecting Violence against Women and Children

July 16, 2019

Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in the Central Region of Uganda maps men’s and women’s attitudes and practices related to gender equality in daily life, including domestic violence, caregiving and fatherhood, health, gender norms, and economic stress. Along with a complementary qualitative study – conducted also by ICRW and Promundo – this study contributes new insights into the intersection between violence against women and violence against children, and the barriers to and drivers for successful prevention and response efforts. …
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Men Want to Learn More about Safer and Consensual Sex, According to Manhood 2.0 Program Evaluation in Washington, DC

July 11, 2019

Though fatherhood is not always a negative experience for young men and not every teen pregnancy is unwanted or unplanned, research shows that young men and their families can face many challenges, including that young fathers typically have lower incomes, are less economically stable, and have more turbulent relationships. Though not a one-size-fits-all solution, reaching…
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New Parental How-To Guide From Promundo and Plan International Provides 9 Tips on Raising Boys to Embrace Healthy Masculinity

June 19, 2019

A new how-to guide released by Plan International and Promundo provides parents with nine concrete tips to help navigate conversations with their sons about healthy masculinity, self-expression, and becoming the best people they can be. Raising caring, respectful boys has become a concern and interest for many parents. Across the country, gender equality, power, cultural…
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