This website contains a manual which provides concrete strategies and activities to engage men globally in active fatherhood from their partner’s pregnancies through their children’s early years. It identifies best practices for engaging men in fatherhood and caregiving; in maternal, newborn, and child health; and in the prevention of violence against women and children. In Sections 1, 2 and 3 the reader will find useful tools for health practitioners designed to create open spaces for men in the clinic setting; read how to carry out gender-transformative group education with fathers and their partners directly; and encourage community mobilization around fatherhood, child protection, maternal and child health and gender equality. The group education activities are designed to increase men’s confidence in their caregiving skills; critically question issues around masculinity, violence and fatherhood; and promote communication between couples and their children. In many parts of the world, campaigns, educational resources, guidelines for health professionals, and opportunities for social education around men’s caregiving are scarce. For these reasons, the authors of Program P believe that this tool addresses a great social gap.
The manual is available in English, Spanish, Spanish (Bolivia), Portuguese, Arabic, and Russian.