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.


24 Oct 2019
We live in a digitally connected environment and in many cases we use social media platforms for our professional tasks as well. There are many regulations, such as GDPR in the EU, protecting our privacy. However, it is often hard to decide... Read more
14 Oct 2019
Based on a recent UK study of social workers’ digital capabilities majority of the social workers don’t feel their initial education prepares them for using digital technologies in practice, but most respondents rated their digital... Read more
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


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 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-...
MenCare Bulgaria celebrates Pink Shirt Day: “Men against bullying: We care about our children!”
Date of publication: 2016
MenCare Bulgaria reports that they believe men can play a key role in helping to end bullying in schools, from children’s early years through their adolescence.
Why are fathers reluctant to engage in child welfare services? (ChildHub Video)
Date of publication: 2016
Social workers have difficulties with involving fathers in child welfare services.
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
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.
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.
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.


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