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State of Nordic Fathers

Carl Cederström

Fatherhood norms have changed considerably in the Nordic countries over the past decades. The sight of a father pushing his baby in a pram is no longer rare, and parental leave is no longer for mothers only. Yet parental leave is still not shared equally, despite parents having the right. Nordic fathers only use 10-30…
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Becoming a Father: Join us in Making the MenCare Commitment

Becoming a father is a life-changing experience. Eighty-five percent of fathers tell us they’d do anything to be very involved in caring for their new child, but there is no country where men are doing an equal share of the child care and housework. Watch this film to find out what’s keeping us from reaching…
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State of the World’s Fathers: Unlocking the Power of Men’s Care

Nikki van der Gaag, Brian Heilman, Taveeshi Gupta, Ché Nembhard, Gary Barker

State of the World’s Fathers, produced by Promundo, is a globally recognized, biennial report and advocacy platform aiming to change power structures, policies, and social norms around care work and to advance gender equality. The third State of the World’s Fathers report reveals new research on men’s caregiving from 11 countries, with additional cross-country analysis of data…
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State of the World’s Fathers: Unlocking the Power of Men’s Care: Executive Summary

Nikki van der Gaag, Brian Heilman, Taveeshi Gupta, Ché Nembhard, Gary Barker

State of the World’s Fathers, produced by Promundo, is a globally recognized, biennial report and advocacy platform aiming to change power structures, policies, and social norms around care work and to advance gender equality. The third State of the World’s Fathers report reveals new research on men’s caregiving from 11 countries, with additional cross-country analysis of data…
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So, You Want To Be A Male Ally For Gender Equality? (And You Should): Results from a National Survey, and a Few Things You Should Know

Promundo-US

This research brief presents nationally representative survey data and focus group discussions in the United States on male allyship for gender equality. Results from the study provide guidance for workplaces seeking to create cultures of respect, equality, and inclusivity and for men seeking to better understand what women want and need from them as allies…
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Getting Men to Care: Social Norms and Men’s Participation in Unpaid Care Work

Promundo

In November, 2018, Promundo convened a group of global and regional experts for a two-day meeting to discuss the role of social norm change in achieving equality in care work. The convening was funded by Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN), an initiative led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Under the heading Getting…
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Understanding How to Promote Men’s Caregiving to Advance Gender Equality

UN Women, Promundo

This guidance note draws data and recommendations from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) on the topic of promoting men’s caregiving to advance gender equality. It provides actionable steps and guidance on how civil society partners and United Nations actors can design and adapt programming and influence…
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Understanding How to Raise Kids More Gender-Equitably

Promundo, UN Women

This guidance note draws data and recommendations from International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) on the topic of raising children more gender-equitably. It provides actionable steps and guidance on how civil society partners and United Nations actors can design and adapt programming and influence a policy environment to…
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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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