The new MenCare State of the World’s Fathers report brings together key international research findings along with programme and policy examples related to men’s participation in caregiving; in sexual and reproductive health and rights; in maternal, new-born, and child health; in violence and violence prevention; and in child development. The report defines a global agenda for involving men and boys as part of the solution to achieve gender equality and positive outcomes in the lives of women, children, and men themselves.
The inaugural SOWF report will be launched globally at events in New York, Washington DC, Nairobi, London, Geneva, Brussels and Amsterdam during the month of June 2015. An African adaptation of the report, the State of Africa’s Fathers (SOAF) will also be launched in Nairobi in June, 2015.
The 2015 SOWF report shows among other things that while men are increasing the amount of unpaid care work they do, still nowhere in the world do men share an equal part of the unpaid home and care work, compared to women. It also highlights the importance of policies such as paternity leave in terms of both promoting fatherhood and gender equality.
The report was produced by MenCare, a global fatherhood campaign which is coordinated by Sonke Gender Justice and Promundo, with Rutgers, Save the Children, and the MenEngage Alliance serving as Steering Committee members.