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Read our blog to stay updated on MenCare activities around the world, and to join the global dialogue on fatherhood and caregiving. Read, share and let us know what you think.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Happy Mother's Day from MenCare!

This Mother's Day, take two minutes to get to know three fathers who are making a positive difference for mothers, and for their families and communities.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

This is your chance to tell your story

MenCare is excited to announce “Being Dad,” a new film being produced by the campaign in conjunction with the launch of its first-ever State of the World’s Fathers report in June 2015. We’re calling for MenCare partners, friends, program participants, and community members to share their experiences, opinions, and hopes about fatherhood in the “Being Dad” film.

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.

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