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.


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
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... 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


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
09 Sep 2016
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... 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

Adolescent Boys and Young Men: Engaging Them as Supporters of Gender Equality and Health and Understanding their Vulnerabilities
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: Promundo and UNFPA
This report highlights the importance of engaging adolescent boys and young men in sexual and reproductive health and rights and in gender equality. It reviews current research on boys’ and young men’s specific risks and realities – and the...
Fostering father involvement [Childhub review]
Date of publication: 2016
This study aims to change the prevalent practice in child protection work, in which social workers exclude fathers from the services due to negative framing of the father-figure.
Constructing Men in Child Protection Work [Childhub review]
Date of publication: 2016
In this article Jonathan Scourfield, a leading researcher on the topic of social work with men, discusses the gendered constructions of clients in child protection work, focusing on the way social workers construct men (that is to say, fathers) an
The MenCare Parental Leave Platform
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: MenCare
MenCare, a global fatherhood campaign, has published a report highlighting the benefits of equal parental leave and advocating for its implementation.
State of the World’s Fathers – Balkan Review
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: MenCare and Care
This report by the MenCare campaign, which is aimed at promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, highlights data on South-Eastern Europe and the Balkans that was collected for the global report on the State of the World’s Fathers.
When Men Change (Video)
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Promundo
Produced by Promundo, this video explores the stories of four men who changed the way they thought about gender roles, violence, and sexual health.
A Training Manual for Educators and Youth Workers
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Care International
CARE International has developed this manual to advise educators, youth workers and other professionals working with adolescent men.
State of the World's Fathers
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: MenCare
This is the first report about fatherhood around the world which is represented together with available data and studies from all countries.
Being a Father: A State of the World’s Fathers Film (Video)
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: MenCare
In this video, released alongside the State of the World's Father report, the MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign asks families around the world what it means to be a father.
Using Social Media and the Arts to Transform Gender Norms: Case Study from the Young Men Initiative
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Care International, Young Men Initiative
The publication collects five case studies of the work of Care Intenrational Balkans addressing gender equality, gender-based violence through engaging young men (15-19), youth organisations.


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