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The MenCare Campaign

This clip promotes MenCare’s mission to support caring fathers, captures MenCare’s most important messages, and will help raise the global visibility of millions of fathers who are making a positive difference.

Fatherhood: Parenting Programmes and Policy

Fiona McAllister, Adrienne Burgess, Jane Kato, Gary Barker

The purpose of this publication is to review policies and programs that promote or facilitate the involvement of fathers and father-figures from the pre-natal period through the first eight years of their children’s lives and to establish evidence of these programs’ potential to impact family violence, child abuse, and children’s health and learning outcomes. Twenty case…
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Você é meu Pai

MenCare

“You Are My Father” is a MenCare Campaign that aims to encourage fathers to see themselves the way that their children see them: to see their power and their potential, their importance and their responsibilities. Learn what a difference it can make.

Men who Care: A Multi-Country Qualitative Study of Men in Non-Traditional Caregiving Roles

Promundo, International Center for Research on Women

The study presents the results of life history interviews with more than 80 men in 5 countries — all carrying out caregiving in the home or as a profession. These interviews provide key insights on the challenges to men taking on more equitable caregiving, as well as on how to encourage more men to take…
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Pais e Filhas: Uma experiência de envolvimento de pais de meninas na promoção da equidade de gênero e emporamento de suas filhas

Vanessa Fonseca, Christine Ricardo

This study examined how the dynamics of relationships between fathers and daughters influences the empowerment of girls, in order to raise awareness among parents about the challenges and opportunities that can arise from their relationship with their daughters.

Men in Families and Family Policy in a Changing World

United Nations

This study provides an analysis of gender equality, participation in care work, fatherhood, migration and HIV/ AIDS. It also highlights problems associated with the presence of fathers and other male figures in families, such as domestic violence and substance abuse, while arguing for greater inclusion of vulnerable fathers in support services. By and large, the…
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Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality and Health: A Global Toolkit for Action

Promundo, MenEngage, UNFPA

Promundo and MenEngage Alliance with support from UNFPA produced this toolkit that addresses strategies and lessons learnt for engaging men and boys in diverse themes, such as sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; fatherhood; HIV and AIDS; gender-based violence; advocacy and policy, as well as addressing issues around monitoring and evaluation of…
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Questioning gender norms with men to improve health outcomes: Evidence of impact

G. Barker, C. Ricardo, M. Nascimento, A. Olukoya, C. Santos

This article describes a review of 58 evaluation studies of programmes with men and boys in sexual and reproductive health (including HIV prevention, treatment, care and support); father involvement; gender-based violence; maternal, newborn and child health; and gender socialisation more broadly.

Men’s Participation as Fathers in the Latin American and Caribbean Region: A Critical Literature Review with Policy Considerations

Gary Barker, Fabio Verani

A report aimed at providing an overview and analysis of men’s participation as fathers in the Latin American and Caribbean region. This literature review contains theoretical and empirical considerations on: the role of men in families and on the role of men in child development and well-being; policy and program experiences influencing men’s participation as…
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Family Practices and Child Participation: An Exploratory Study in Latin America and the Caribbean

Promundo

This report presents an exploratory study conducted in six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean about child-rearing practices and child participation.