Online launch of the State of South Africa’s Fathers 2021 Report

Sonke Gender Justice cordially invites you to the online launch of the State of South Africa’s Fathers 2021 Report, in collaboration with the MenCare Global Fatherhood campaign, Stellenbosch University, and the Human Sciences Research Council (HRSC). The report details the findings of a one-of-a-kind survey conducted in South Africa.

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Key contributions will be made by the editors (Wessel van den Berg, Tawanda Makusha, Kopano Ratele) Mayke Huijbregts from UNICEF SA, and Sonke Programmes Director, Masana Mulaudzi.



MenCare is a global campaign to promote men’s and boys’ involvement as equitable, non-violent caregivers. With activities in more than 45 countries, MenCare partners carry out joint advocacy initiatives, research, and programming to engage men in positive parenting; in equitable caregiving; in violence prevention; and in maternal, newborn, and child health.

The campaign is co-coordinated by Sonke Gender Justice and Promundo, with Save the Children, Plan International, Oxfam GB and MenEngage Alliance serving as Steering Committee members. For more information about the campaign and its partners, visit www.men-care.org.

Sonke Gender Justice has been implementing MenCare-related interventions in South Africa since 2011, including the MenCare 50:50 intervention in partnership with the Department of Social Development and UNICEF South Africa.

This State of South Africa’s Fathers 2021 report forms part of a set of country- and region-focused reports on men’s involvement as caregivers around the world, inspired by the State of the World’s Fathers reports. The first-ever State of the World’s Fathers report was published in 2015 and followed by a new report every two years. The reports are available in multiple languages, and regional and country reports in the same series.

We hope to see you there!

19 Nov – 19 Nov 2021






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