State of the World’s Fathers: A Time for Action

When:
June 12, 2017 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Where:
Maison de la Paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2
in Geneva 1202

As much of the world turns to celebrate the role of fathers on June 18, the new 2017 State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action report, a MenCare publication, confirms that in no country in the world do men’s contributions to unpaid care work equal women’s. Women consistently do more unpaid work – including caring for others and domestic work – and paid work combined than men do. At the current rate of global progress, it will take an estimated 75 years for women and men to achieve equal pay for equal work. The report reveals what has stalled progress toward global gender equality and lays out a bold agenda for men and boys doing fully 50 percent of the unpaid care work worldwide.

Join us for the report's launch in Geneva to learn implications for policy and practice globally and how the report's recommendations can be taken forward as part of the human rights and sustainable development agenda.

Speakers:

  • Gary BarkerPresident and CEO, Promundo; Co-coordinator, MenCare

  • Gilles Crettenand, Coordinator of MenCare Switzerland, männer.ch

  • Caitlin Kraft-BuchmanCEO and Founder, Women@theTable

  • Shereen El FekiSenior Fellow, Promundo

  • Madeleine Rees, Secretary-General, WILPF, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

  • Lana Wells, Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

MenCare is a global fatherhood campaign active in more than 40 countries on five continents. It believes that true equality will only be reached when men are taking on 50 percent of the child care and domestic work around the world. MenCare is coordinated globally by Promundo and Sonke Gender Justice and jointly steered by Save the Children and the MenEngage Alliance. For more information, see: www.men-care.org

 

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