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Engaging Men in Unpaid Care Work: An Advocacy Brief for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Promundo-US, UNFPA

Unpaid care work is one of the key drivers of women’s inequality. In Eastern Europe, it is also an element in continuing low fertility as the prospect of having to shoulder most of the unpaid care forces women to choose between having children and having a career. Over the past 10 years, new data on…
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Helping Dads Care

Promundo, Dove Men+Care

Promundo and Dove Men+Care partnered to carry out a pioneering study, surveying over 1,700 men and women aged 25 to 45 in the United States, on what keeps fathers from taking parental leave and being the fully involved caregivers they want to be. The results – released in the Helping Dads Care report – confirm first and foremost…
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Gender-Transformative Bandebereho Couples’ Intervention to Promote Male Engagement in Reproductive and Maternal Health and Violence Prevention in Rwanda: Findings From a Randomized Controlled Trial

Kate Doyle, Ruti Levtov, Gary Barker, Gautam Bastian, Jeffrey Bingenheimer, Shamsi Kazimbaya, Anicet Nzabonimpa, Julie Pulerwitz, Felix Sayinzoga, Vandana Sharma, Dominick Shattuck

This research article, released in the journal PLOS ONE, covers an evaluation led by Promundo, together with the Rwanda Biomedical Center and Rwanda Men’s Resource Center. The recent multi-site study examines the impact of the Bandebereho gender-transformative couples’ intervention on behavioral and health-related outcomes influenced by gender norms and power dynamics in Rwanda, and strengthens existing evidence…
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State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean: Executive Summary

Francisco Aguayo, Ruti Levtov, Gary Barker, Verónica Brown, Florencia Barindelli

State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean: Executive Summary presents an overview of research about men’s engagement in issues directly related to fatherhood, including caregiving and parenting tasks; child development; sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; and the prevention of violence against women and children. The full report is available…
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State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean

Francisco Aguayo, Ruti Levtov, Gary Barker, Verónica Brown, Florencia Barindelli

State of the World’s Fathers: Latin America and the Caribbean presents research about men’s engagement in issues directly related to fatherhood, including caregiving and parenting tasks; child development; sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; and the prevention of violence against women and children. The executive summary is available in English and Spanish here.

Join the Movement: Time for Action

MenCare

The inaugural State of the World’s Fathers, a landmark analysis of fatherhood, launched in 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and subsequently in 10 cities globally, inspiring advocacy and action with MenCare partners in over 40 countries. Now, it’s time for action.

State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action: Executive Summary

Brian Heilman, Ruti Levtov, Nikki van der Gaag, Alexa Hassink, Gary Barker

The State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action 2017 report, a MenCare publication, draws from nearly 100 research studies and reports, with data from nearly every country where it is available, to reveal what has stalled progress toward global gender equality and to lay out a bold agenda for men and boys doing fully 50 percent…
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State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action

Brian Heilman, Ruti Levtov, Nikki van der Gaag, Alexa Hassink, Gary Barker

The State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action 2017 report, a MenCare publication, draws from nearly 100 research studies and reports, with data from nearly every country where it is available, to reveal what has stalled progress toward global gender equality and to lay out a bold agenda for men and boys doing fully 50 percent…
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Raising Boys to be Men Who Care

Promundo, Rutgers

Watch this two-minute animation to learn how you can start reimagining a world free from gender-based violence, using lessons from the MenCare+ program. The film was produced by Rutgers and Promundo, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

State of Brazil’s Fathers

Promundo-Brazil

This report presents the state of fatherhood in Brazil, focusing on areas including sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, men’s health, violence against women and children, employment, public policies, civil society initiatives, economics, and same-sex couples. It also seeks to map the efforts and actors that have contributed to fostering engaged fatherhood on the national level,…
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