State of the world's fathers : a MenCare advocacy publication 2015.
Executive summary: The state of the world's fathers at a glance: summary and recommendations -- 1. Introduction: why a global report on fathers and fatherhood? -- Special topic: Fatherhood beyond the nuclear family -- 2. Walking the talk: fathers and unpaid care work in the home -- Special topic: Reframing the debate on custody, child support, and fathers' rights -- 3. Fathers' roles in sexual and reproductive health and rights and in maternal,? newborn, and child health -- Special topic: Overcoming discrimination: fatherhood among gay and trans men -- 4. Fatherhood and violence -- 5. Why children need fathers: the role of fathers in child development -- Conclusion: Supporting men's caregiving around the world.; Men's and boys' participation in the daily care of others has a lasting influence on the lives of children, women, and men, and an enduring impact on the world around them. This inaugural report collates the latest information on men's caregiving and fatherhood, identifies what further research is needed, and makes recommendations for full gender equality and maximum child well-being. Topics include participation in caregiving, sexual and reproductive health and rights, maternal and child health, violence and violence prevention, and child development. The research is supplemented with stories from men, women, and children about what fatherhood and caregiving really mean and promising fatherhood-involvement programs and policies from around the world. It concludes with tables comparing time use, paternity leave, contraception attitudes, violence during pregnancy, child abuse, and corporal punishment around the world. This report will complement the work of the 'State of the World's Mothers' and 'The State of the World's Children' series of reports.