Join us online June 8-10 at the MenCare Global Meeting

100 practitioners, activists, and researchers from 50 countries are gathering to advance the global gender equality agenda on men’s caregiving and unveil State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action report.

What: MenCare Global Meeting 2017 (June 8–10) and launch of the State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action report (June 9)
When: Thursday, June 8 – Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00–17:00 CEST

The MenCare Global Meeting 2017 – opening with remarks on engaging men in gender equality and fatherhood by Ms. Brankica Jankovic, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality at 9:00 CEST on June 8 – will bring together nearly 100 activists, academics, and practitioners over three days (June 8–10) from across 50 countries to share and exchange new findings, lessons learned, and reflections from the field of engaging men as fathers and caregivers for gender equality. The meeting is jointly hosted by Equimundo, Centar E8, and the MenCare Steering Committee members, Sonke Gender Justice, Save the Children, and MenEngage Alliance, in Belgrade, Serbia.

Findings from the State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action 2017 report will be revealed on the second day of the meeting, Friday, June 9, from 9:00–10:00 CEST. The second-ever State of the World’s Fathers report draws from nearly 100 research studies and reports, with data from nearly every country where it is available, to reveal what has stalled progress toward global gender equality and to lay out a bold agenda for men and boys doing fully 50 percent of the world’s unpaid care work. The report is a MenCare advocacy publication, produced by Equimundo.


Thursday, June 8: Livestreamed sessions:

  • 9:30 – 10:30 CEST: Keynote Speech: A look back at the past 6 years of the MenCare Campaign: Key Successes, New Platforms, and Initiatives, and Critical Questions for Men and Caregiving
    • Jane Kato-Wallace, Equimundo (Moderator)
    • Gary Barker, Equimundo
    • Nigina Abaszade, UNFPA-Eastern Europe Central Asia
    • Nikki van der Gaag, Oxfam GB
  • 14:30 – 16:00 CEST: Plenary – Breaking Cycles of Violence: Working with Men as Fathers in the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children
    • Laxman Belbase, MenEngage Alliance Global Secretariat (Moderator)
    • Ruti Levtov and Kate Doyle, Equimundo, and RWAMREC
    • Getaalem Kassa, HIWOT Ethiopia
    • Marina Parker and Sergey Zakharov, Center Anna
  • 16:30 – 17:30 CEST: Plenary – Conducting Advocacy with Key Institutions for Men’s Caregiving and Gender Equality
    • Tomas Agnemo, Save the Children-Sweden (Moderator)
    • Maria Pazos, PLENT
    • Wessel van den Berg, Sonke Gender Justice
    • Liana Ghent, Step-by-Step Foundation
    • Milena Mihajlovic, CIP Centre

Friday, June 9: Livestreamed sessions:

  • 9:00 – 10:00 CEST: Launch of State of the World’s Fathers 2017
    • John Crownover, CARE International Balkans (Moderator)
    • Gary Barker, Equimundo
    • Monika Queisser, OECD
    • Francisco Aguayo, CulturaSalud / EME
    • Ola Andersson, Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade

Saturday, June 10: Livestreamed sessions

  • 9:00 – 10:00 CEST: Plenary – Research Into Action for Gender Equality and Men’s Caregiving
    • Ruti Levtov, Equimundo (Moderator)
    • Lena Karlsson, UN Women-MENA
    • Nataliia Koshovska, UNFPA-Ukraine
    • Anam Parvez and Nikki van der Gaag, Oxfam GB

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To join the online conversation about the report, use #WorldsFathers