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03 Jun 2020
In Romania, the House of Representatives voted in favour of a bill, according to which children will be given sex education only if their parents request it from the school. The name of the subject has also been changed to health education. At the...
05 Feb 2020
In Finland, parental leave will be the same for both mothers and fathers in order to reach gender equality and to motivate men to spend more time with their kids. For now, maternity leave is 4.2 months for mothers and 2.2 months for fathers. In...
07 Jun 2019
The efforts of Terre des hommes Moldova to promote an active role of fathers in the family have been recognized internationally. The child rights protection organization has recently become an active member of the MenCare global fatherhood campaign...
22 Jun 2018
"Dear dad, today was the most beautiful day and I don’t want it to be over!" - is one of the dozens of messages left by children to their fathers on Father's Day, which is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. On this occasion, the Swiss child...
20 Nov 2017
On November 8, 2017 - 30 teachers from 20 education institutions in the Ungheni, Falesti and Soroca districts took part in the wrap-up event of the "For a violence-free life of children in Moldova" project, implemented by Terre des hommes (Tdh)...
28 Sep 2016
In the Netherlands, fathers are entitled to only two days of paid paternity leave. While this will increase to five days in 2019, the country is still far behind the European average of eight weeks of paid leave for new fathers. Providing different...
28 Sep 2016
MenCare partner Parteciparte is using theater to transform fatherhood in Italy. Its TranSparent festival, held on October 1-2 in Rome, will use interactive performances to dismantle patriarchal ideas about parenthood and to promote inclusion and...
28 Sep 2016
In Bulgaria, MenCare partner Association Roditeli is leading an effort to engage fathers in their children’s education. As part of this initiative, a guidebook entitled Invite Fathers to Kindergarten has been distributed to more than 200...
19 May 2016
The International Family Day the Municipality of Prishtina, the municipal assembly of children and Save and Children International organised a cultural activity with the participation of pupils, teachers and parents. The purpose of this event was to...
21 Apr 2016
MenCare Croatia reports on its celebrations of Father’s Day on March 19 in the main square of Čakovec, Croatia. The event involved fathers and their children and offered activities that profiled the importance of involved fatherhood and gender...

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