State of the World’s Fathers

Equality in caregiving is key to thriving families and societies. State of the World’s Fathers provides an advocacy platform for closing the care gap, a critical part of advancing gender equality.

About State of the World’s Fathers

State of the World’s Fathers is the world’s only global report on men’s involvement in parenting and care work.

State of the World’s Fathers, produced by Equimundo as part of the MenCare Campaign, is a globally recognized, biennial report and advocacy platform aiming to change power structures, policies, and social norms around care work and to advance gender equality.

The report presents not only the state of the field, but also a vision and pathway to achieve men’s full participation in unpaid care work for the benefit of women, children, men themselves, and all individuals.

Since 2015, State of the World’s Fathers has motivated high-level political and civil society advocates to speak out and build long-term partnerships and coalitions; and it has informed debates on paternity and parental leave policies in the Netherlands, Brazil, South Africa, and in Washington, DC. The report has been launched at the United Nations in New York and Geneva as well as in more than ten other cities around the world, inspiring translations into six languages and nine regional reports.

State of the World’s Fathers has received global attention. It has been featured in news outlets from The New York Times, to Glamour, FiveThirtyEight and The Guardian, with a potential readership of over 2.2 billion and over 42 million impressions on social media.

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