Bandebereho Facilitator’s Manual: Fathers

This manual was created for use by facilitators in the MenCare+ (Bandebereho) project. It is designed to engage expectant fathers and their partners in group education sessions to promote men’s involvement in maternal, newborn and child health, family planning, caregiving and preventing domestic violence. The manual includes 15 sessions with activities designed to help new and expecting fathers reflect on issues of pregnancy, parenting, family planning, violence, and caregiving. The manual was designed in support of the MenCare+ program and the activities were developed through a process of formative research and adaptation for the Rwandan context.

This manual was produced by RWAMREC in collaboration with Equimundo for the MenCare+ project in Rwanda. MenCare+ is a four-country initiative to engage men as caregiving partners in maternal, newborn, and child health and in sexual and reproductive health, coordinated by Equimundo and Rutgers WPF.