Special section: Role of men in child protection

This section brings together all resources on men’s role in child protection, such as recent research reviews, reports, videos and learning resources.


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... Read more
14 Apr 2019
Physical violence and emotional abuse are still a daily reality for many children in Moldova, both at home and at school. Terre des hommes Moldova, with the financial support of the Oak Foundation, launched a three-year project to prevent violence... Read more
28 Dec 2018
The National Network for Children (Bulgaria) shared a survey done by the Gallup International sociological agency from the beginning of December 2018, which indicated that Bulgarians are moderately tolerant regarding various topics of family... Read more


04 Apr 2018
This is a short self-paced course, that provides an overview of key insights and data on the unique and irreplaceable role that fathers play in the well-being of their children. Effective father engagement requires consistent and long-term... Read more
02 Dec 2016
About the webinar: The partnership between social workers and other professionals providing social services to children, and their clients' caregivers is crucial for a proper development of children. Among all kind of professionals working... Read more
30 Jun 2016
In no country in the world are men doing as much childcare or domestic work as women are. Globally, women are spending more than twice as much time as men on unpaid care work. These unequal care responsibilities are a barrier to gender equality, to... Read more


01 Jan 2019
As part of the campaign MenCare led by Promundo and Sonke Gender Justice, Promundo recently released a publication looking at “The State of the World’s Father”. In many parts of the world a boy child is still treated differently... Read more
20 Dec 2017
In a series of infographics, this document describes the results of the "For a violence free life of children in Moldova" Project, implemented during 2015-2017 by Terre des hommes Moldova, with the financial support of the OAK... Read more
01 Jan 2017
For the first time in Bulgaria, Campaign "Being a Father" published the handbook "The Kindergarten Invites the Father". The handbook was created thanks to the partners' expertise from the campaign "Being a Father"... Read more


03 Jul 2018
Studies in the field in recent years, shows that the presence of fathers in raising and educating children has a particular impact on them and comes with a number of benefits. However, what do we do when we do not know how to build a father-child... Read more
04 May 2018
This videos talks about the use of big data in the fight for gender equality and provides examples of how big data fills in the gaps in traditional sources of information.   Sources: UN Women and UN Global Pulse (2018) Gender Equality... Read more
12 Feb 2017
In this 50-minute talk, hosted on February 9, 2017 by the "Coffee Break" show at Radio Chisinau, the journalist together with psychologist Daniela Terzi-Barbarosie discuss about how men from nowadays Moldova get involved in... Read more

Role of men in child protection

MenCare partner Association Roditeli is inviting dads to kindergarten in Bulgaria
Date of publication: 2016
In Bulgaria, MenCare partner Association Roditeli is leading an effort to engage fathers in their children’s education.
Conscious Gender-Sensitive Parenting
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: Terre des hommes Moldova
The training program “Conscious Gender-Sensitive Parenting” is intended to serve as theoretical and practical guidelines in the training activities aimed at increasing the participation of boys and men in the educational processes both in the priv
Documentary 'The Beginning of Life' - Fathers (Video)
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: Bernard van Leer Foundation
This trailer of the documentary 'The Beginning of Life' shines a light on the importance of involved fathers.
Powerful Photo Series Honours Refugee Dads around the World (Image)
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: Mashable
To mark Australian father’s day, Mashable has published an emotional and personal photo series that captures the powerful relationships between fathers and their children in the midst of crisis.
65 young people from Moldova participated in the "Teenage Leaders for Gender Equality" Summer Camp
Date of publication: 2016
Between 18th to 21st July 2016 and 25th to 28th July 2016, Terre des hommes Moldova organized the "Teenage Leaders for Gender Equality" Summer Camp.
MenCare Webinar: Men and Equality in Unpaid Care
Date of publication: 2016
In no country in the world are men doing as much childcare or domestic work as women are. Globally, women are spending more than twice as much time as men on unpaid care work.
It’s About Time: The Case for Parental Leave (Video)
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: mencare.org
True gender equality won’t be reached until men are taking on 50% of the childcare and domestic work.
Advocacy platform “Friends of Children” was launched
Date of publication: 2016
The Kosovo coalition of NGOs for Child Protection – 'KOMF', launched the advocacy platform “Friends of Children”, through a press conference.
MenCare Croatia celebrates Father’s Day by promoting involved fatherhood and gender equality
Date of publication: 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...
State of the World’s Fathers: Balkan Review
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: MenCare
​CARE International Balkans and its partners in the region prepared the State of the World’s Fathers: Balkans Review in April 2016, building on the efforts of the global State of the World’s Fathers report by conducting a policy review of gender-...


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