Equity of Care

The Care Burden Affects Us All: Assessing men’s stake as caregivers in the United States

Care work is in and of itself valuable and important, and it is also a critical part of our economy—it allows for labor participation and economic production—yet is too often underpaid and undervalued in this country. Data show that more than 80% of men believe that unpaid care work at home is as valuable as paid work, valuable to society, and that men and women should share care responsibilities equally.

Equimundo at CSW68: Schedule of Events

In alignment with the CSW priority theme, ‘Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions

Program P: Program Summary

Program P is a gender-transformative intervention targeting parents (future or current parents of children aged 0-5 years). It is designed to encourage participants and community members to challenge harmful social beliefs and norms around gender power and roles. Program P was created by Equimundo along with Cultura Salud/EME and REDMAS as part of the MenCare campaign.

Program P Comparative Review: Topline Findings

Parenting programs have been identified as a promising strategy to strengthen parenting skills; increase men’s participation in caregiving; improve the quality of family relationships, health, and well-being;

Core Elements of Gender Transformative Fatherhood Programs to Promote Care Equality and Prevent Violence

Program P (“P” for the words for father in Portuguese, pai, and Spanish, padre) was developed in 2011 specifically to promote men’s positive involvement as fathers in maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) and in caring for their children. Since then, it has been adapted in close to 30 countries by a wide array of partner organizations, ranging from small community-based organizations to large multilateral development organizations and governments, often in partnership with Equimundo.

State of the World’s Fathers 2023

The State of the World’s Fathers 2023 (SOWF 2023) report reveals that thousands of women and men across the world are calling for care to be central to their lives, which can only be addressed by a fundamental overhaul of power structures, policies, and social norms around both paid and unpaid care work.

State of America’s Fathers 2023

The State of America’s Fathers study and report start from the belief that empowering and supporting men to be caregivers is necessary for all of us – for women and gender-diverse individuals and the equality they deserve, for children, for men themselves, and for our country.

Who Cares About Fathers? Event Recap

On December 6th, 2022, Equimundo hosted a panel discussion in partnership with the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. on fatherhood and care equity.

IMAGES Online Resource Repository

The International Men and Gender Survey (IMAGES) online repository is an open-access, organized, and searchable database of all questions ever asked in adaptations of IMAGES across the world.

Program P

Program P provides concrete strategies and activities, based on evidence and a decade of adaptations in different settings, to engage men with their female partners in caring, equitable and non-violent fatherhood from their partner’s pregnancies through their children’s early years.

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