Fatherhood is a gift to children, but it’s also a gift to dads. In Khayelitsha, Themba inspires his younger brother, Andrew, who is about to become a father, in this three-minute “MenCare Short.” Watch the full film here.
After years of focusing overwhelmingly on the mother–child dyad, child development as a field has “discovered” fathers. In the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Early Childhood Matters, Promundo’s International Director Gary Barker breaks down the MenCare campaign’s leading research on engaging fathers and its advocacy around public policy and practice. Read the full June 2015 issue…continue reading
When Men Change tells the story of four men who changed the way they think about gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, and violence. In recent years, there has been increased interest in exploring how men can contribute to promoting gender equality and preventing violence against women and girls. As the evidence base grows, now…continue reading
Being a Father asks fathers, mothers, and children from around the world: “What does fatherhood mean to you?” This film was produced alongside the launch of State of the World’s Fathers – the world’s first-ever report to provide a global view of the state of men’s contribution to parenting and caregiving around the world. Learn more: www.sowf.men-care.org.
Produced by MenCare, a global fatherhood campaign, the State of the World’s Fathers report is intended to provide a periodic, data-driven snapshot of the state of men’s contributions to parenting and caregiving globally by addressing four issues related to fatherhood: unpaid care work in the home; sexual and reproductive health and rights, and maternal, newborn and child…continue reading
Produced by MenCare, a global fatherhood campaign, the State of the World’s Fathers report is intended to provide a periodic, data-driven snapshot of the state of men’s contributions to parenting and caregiving globally by addressing four issues related to fatherhood: unpaid care work in the home; sexual and reproductive health and rights, and maternal, newborn…continue reading
MenCare partners ECPAT in Guatemala and Puntos de Encuentro and REDMAS in Nicaragua worked within their countries’ existing health systems to promote men’s engagement in active fatherhood and maternal, newborn, and child health. In both countries, the work led to positive changes in understanding the importance of men’s role in caregiving and involvement in pre-…continue reading
This article draws on Promundo and RWAMREC’s programmatic experiences in Rwanda of implementing MenCare+, a gender transformative approach to engaging young and adult men (ages 15–35) in caregiving, maternal, newborn, and child health, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. It presents initial results from fathers’ groups with more than 600 men, including the impact of…continue reading
This manual was developed as part of a collaboration between World Vision and Promundo in response to harmful societal and cultural practices that support the continuation of child marriage in India. This tool is designed to provide a safe and constructive space for men, their partners and their daughters to critically reflect on the cultural…continue reading
This mixed method study explores which men are more involved in caregiving, and what childhood and adulthood factors influence their level of involvement. This is an Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 2014, copyright Taylor & Francis.