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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Religious leaders champion gender equality and domestic violence prevention in Hanoi, Vietnam

In March, the Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender, Family, Women and Adolescents (CSAGA) – MenCare Vietnam’s coordinator – focused its efforts on engaging local religious leaders. Throughout the month, CSAGA conducted trainings with priests, nuns and other clergy on how to integrate gender equality and domestic violence prevention into their premarital programs.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

MenCare+ Rwanda carries out impact evaluation of fathers’ groups

Group education for young and expecting fathers is one of the cornerstones of the MenCare+ program in Rwanda. Since 2014, more than 1,000 men and their partners have participated in 15 weekly sessions to promote men’s greater involvement in caregiving and in maternal, newborn, and child health. Fathers' group participants, their partners, and community members report many positive outcomes, including men’s increased participation in antenatal care and delivery, and in sharing care work within the home.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

New Latvian campaign promotes active fatherhood

MenCare Latvia’s coordinator Center Dardedze launched a national campaign in Latvia called “It is an Art to Be a Father” as part of its ongoing activities to promote fathers’ engagement in caregiving. The aim of the campaign, held from December 2014 to March 2015, was to promote active fatherhood by showing its impact on a child’s life. The campaign included posters and a video that illustrate positive father-child relationships and their impact.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Health providers reach out to men to achieve gender equality in maternal, sexual, and reproductive health

From 2013 to 2015, 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 in maternal, newborn, and child health. A new report presents the results of their work.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Caring for Equality: Ending Prenatal Sex Selection in Armenia

Prenatal sex selection is a blatant form of gender-based violence. In Armenia, inequalities that contribute to this practice often persist in the home. To prevent this harmful practice and to promote greater gender equality, World Vision Armenia, Promundo, and MenCare recently launched a manual to work with youth and couples to critically examine and transform underlying social norms that contribute to prenatal sex selection.

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