The First Ever State of the World’s Fathers Report
This week, MenCare (along with coordinating and steering organisations Sonke, Promundo, Save the Children and Rutgers WPF) launched the first ever State of the World’s Fathers (SOWF) Report, which will seek to provide periodic, data-driven snapshots of the state of men’s contributions to parenting and caregiving globally. The SOWF report is focused on data and analysis about men and fatherhood related to: unpaid care work in the home; sexual and reproductive health and rights, and maternal, newborn and child health; men’s caregiving and violence against children and women; and child development.
The inaugural SOWF 2015 report will be launched globally at events in New York, Washington DC, Nairobi, London, Geneva, Brussels and Amsterdam during the month of June. Sonke will release the State of Africa’s Fathers (SOAF) Report, a regional report adapted from the SOWF report which focuses on men’s caregiving practices in Africa, along with the global report, in Nairobi this week as well.