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

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.
Understanding Young Men and Masculinities in the Balkans: Implications for Health, Development and Peace
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: Promundo and CARE
This literature review by Promundo and CARE in the context of the Young Men Initiative (YMI) provides an overview of studies and surveys conducted in Southeastern Europe related to notions of masculinity and problems faced by young men and...
Law change would grant citizenship to children of Danish men
Date of publication: 2013
‘The Copenhagen Post’ reports that a new law is being considered by Denmark’s Justice Ministry which would grant children born to Danish men automatic Danish citizenship.
Program P: A Manual for Engaging Men in Fatherhood, Caregiving, and Maternal and Child Health
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: MenCare
Families are changing. Fewer people are getting married, more people are cohabitating, women have greater access to and control over reproduction and their sexual lives, and more couples are choosing to have fewer children.
How the Perspective of Fathers Contributes to Disproportionality: A Real Discussion
Date of publication: 2013
The purpose of this study was to exam barriers to father involvement, including institutional obstacles and gender bias (as the majority of child welfare workers are female).
Listening to Fathers
Date of publication: 2012
This research report is the outcome of a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship undertaken by Circle’s fathers’ worker Nick Smithers and the University of Edinburgh School of Social Work.
Addressing Intimate Partner Violence: Approaches to Engaging Fathers in Child Welfare
Date of publication: 2012
This is a recording of a webinar that introduced principles for developing child welfare practice approaches to engaging fathers, and reviewed results of an innovative service for fathers in the North Carolina child welfare system.
State of the World's Fathers Full Report and Executive Summary: 2017
Publisher: MenCare
Central to the talks and discussions revolving around gender inequality, is care giving and unpaid care work. Having this being said, the output of male unpaid work lacks attention when compared to that of their female counterparts. 


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