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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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A More Equal Future: A MenCare Manual to Engage Fathers to Prevent Child Marriage in India

Promundo, World Vision, MenCare

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…
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Global pathways to men’s caregiving: Mixed methods findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey and the Men Who Care study

Jane Kato-Wallace, Gary Barker, Marci Eads, Ruti Levtov

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.

MenCare South Africa Film

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. Created by Nathan Golon.

A Radical Agenda for Men’s Caregiving

Gary Barker

The gender equality agenda has long discussed the unequal burden of care work for women and girls. But this debate has seldom focused on how to create the conditions necessary for men and boys to do more care work and be part of a global effort to value care work, regardless of who carries it…
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MenCare – Join the Movement

Men are ready for change. Watch this to find out how MenCare is inspiring men around the world – to become more involved fathers, more invested partners, and to embrace the empowerment of the women and girls in their lives. Learn more at men-care.org.  

Program P: A Manual for Engaging Men in Fatherhood, Caregiving, and Maternal and Child Health

Promundo, CulturaSalud, REDMAS

Program P (“P” for”padre” in Spanish and “pai” in Portuguese, meaning “father”) provides concrete strategies for engaging men in active caregiving from their partner’s pregnancy through their child’s early years. It identifies best practices on engaging men in maternal and child health, caregiving, and preventing violence against women and children. The manual was developed for use…
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Program HMD: A Toolkit for Action

Promundo, Instituto PAPAI, Salud y Género, ECOS

This toolkit presents the short version of the approach contained in Programs H and M. It seeks to make the model accessible so that an increasing number of teachers, facilitators, youth workers, coaches, and health workers have the means to become gender equality activists – engaging young people to achieve lives free of inequalities, discrimination,…
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MenCare Nicaragua Film

Carlos’ Story was originally part of a project entitled “Life Stories of Young Men in Managua” by the Nicaraguan NGO Puntos de Encuentro that aimed to increase public awareness around sexual abuse and to empower young men, survivors and men at risk of engaging in commercial sexual exploitation. As a part of the MenCare Campaign,…
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