State of the World’s Fathers: Child Rights Perspective Report 2015

This report, based on the State of the World’s Fathers (SOWF) report, which captures data policies, programs, and research related to boys and men’s participation in caregiving and fatherhood, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), and violence prevention, highlights the components related to or advancing child rights and gender equality. By doing so, this report defines a global advocacy agenda for child rights and other organizations on engaging boys and men towards equal share in unpaid carework throughout the life-cycle and promoting gender equality and other positive outcomes in the lives of girls, boys and young people, including fathers’ themselves. This report is the first of its kind – a testimony to the lack of visibility and priority given to men’s caregiving and fatherhood, and the limited understanding of what this means for gender equality and children’s well-being.