Compendium on fatherhood programmes

Authors/editor(s): Karine Lepillez, Sr. Gender Consultant, Inclusive Societies; Contributors: Clara Alemann, Director of Programs, Promundo-US and Ché Nembhard, Program Associate, Promundo-US

Engaging men to be more active and involved in fatherhood is key to advancing gender equality goals and improving the lives of families. This compendium of fatherhood programmes offers good practices from successful Papa Schools around the world. These programmes have achieved positive results in the areas of parenting skills, fathers' engagement in caregiving, parent-child interaction and relationship quality, and violence reduction.

This publication was produced in the framework of the “EU 4 Gender Equality: Together against gender stereotypes and gender-based violence” programme, funded by the European Union, implemented jointly by UN Women and UNFPA. Its contents are the sole responsibility of UN Women and UNFPA and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

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Subject area(s): Gender stereotypes; Gender equality and inequality; Men and boys (masculinity); Maternal health

Resource type: Best practices

UN Women office involved in publication: Europe and Central Asia Regional Office

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages: 33

Publishing entities: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)