MenCare Guatemala holds caregiving workshops with fathers in armed forces

A group photo of fathers in the military detachment of the National Army in Guatemala at a MenCare workshopMenCare Guatemala held four workshops around the theme of male involvement in caregiving. Two of these workshops were held with parents in the military detachment of the National Army in San Julián Chinautla, and the rest were with fathers in the National Civil police.

These workshops have led participants to a newfound desire to change their attitudes and behaviors, demonstrating that even though deep-rooted sexism may commonly result in a lack of male involvement in caregiving and household responsibilities, attitudes and behaviors can still be changed. A participant reported that he had never been given the opportunity to take part in such a workshop before, which provides support to the idea that change can take place when people are given the opportunity and space to transform harmful norms.