State of the World’s Fathers report launched

Published June 16, 2015

Bernard van Leer Foundation partner MenCare is today launching the first State of the World’s Fathers report, providing a data-driven snapshot of the state of men’s contributions to parenting and caregiving globally by addressing four issues related to fatherhood: 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.

Around 80 percent of the world’s men and boys will become fathers in their lifetime, yet engaging men in caregiving is only just beginning to be recognised as an important way to advance the global gender equality agenda.