This programming and influencing package includes resources developed for programs that aim to increase male engagement in nurturing care and early childhood development (ECD), as well as in maternal health and well-being.

It was developed as part of a partnership between Plan International and Promundo, in recognition that men’s engagement in ECD and maternal health is a crucial entry point for challenging gender inequality, norms and roles that are limiting and discriminatory, particularly for girls and women, but also for boys and men.

The document is informed by growing evidence that men’s positive engagement in nurturing care, unpaid care work and maternal health and well-being brings benefits for young children, women, families and men themselves. It is part of Plan International’s commitment to gender transformative Early Childhood Development work, which includes promotion of men’s engagement in the care and development of their young children.

For more information about the package, or to find out about training opportunities to support men’s engagement in ECD, please contact Plan International –

The package is available below in English, French, and Spanish.



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