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MenCare Short: Brazil

MenCare

Marcio narrates the importance of men’s involvement in the lives of their children and families, even if it goes against traditional expectations, in this three-minute “MenCare Short.” Watch the full film here.

MenCare Short: Rwanda

MenCare

Landuwari journeys to an understanding that sharing the work at home, supporting women’s economic empowerment, and girls’ education benefits the entire family, in this four-minute “MenCare Short.” Watch the full film here.

MenCare Short: South Africa

MenCare

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.

Why Men’s Caregiving Matters for Young Children: Lessons from the MenCare Campaign

Gary Barker

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…
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When Men Change: A Promundo Film

Promundo

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…
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Being a Father: A State of the World’s Fathers Film

MenCare

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.

State of the World’s Fathers 2015: Executive Summary

Ruti Levtov, Nikki van der Gaag, Margaret Greene, Michael Kaufman, Gary Barker

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…
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State of the World’s Fathers 2015

Ruti Levtov, Nikki van der Gaag, Margaret Greene, Michael Kaufman, Gary Barker

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…
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MenCare in the Public Health Sector in Central America

REDMAS, ECPAT Guatemala, Puntos de Encuentro, Promundo, MenCare

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-…
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Transforming gender roles in domestic and caregiving work: preliminary findings from engaging fathers in maternal, newborn, and child health in Rwanda

Kate Doyle, Jane Kato-Wallace, Shamsi Kazimbaya, Gary Barker

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…
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