Program P

A Manual for Engaging Men in Fatherhood, Caregiving, and Maternal and Child Health

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What is Program P?

Program P (“P” for “Padre” and “Pai” in Spanish and Portuguese, respectively, meaning “Father”) provides concrete strategies and activities to engage men globally in active fatherhood from their partner’s pregnancies through their children’s early years. It identifies best practices on engaging men in maternal and child health, caregiving, and preventing violence against women and children.

Who can use it?

Health workers, social activists, nonprofit organizations (or NGOs), educators and other individuals and institutions that aim to use ‘men as caregivers’ as a starting point, with the goal of improving family well-being and gender equality.

What’s inside?

Section 1: Fatherhood in the Health Sector: A Guide for Health Professionals on Engaging Men Section 2: Engaged Fatherhood: Group Education for Fathers and their Partners Section 3: Mobilizing Your Community: A Guide for Implementing a MenCare Campaign in your Setting

Download Program P (English & Spanish)

Download Program P in English.
Download by Section: Introduction – Section 1 – Section 2 – Section 3 Download Nicaragua’s Programa P in Spanish.

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Ready to get started?

Join the MenCare campaign, and speak up for fatherhood and caregiving. MenCare has already been adapted in South America, Africa, Asia and Europe, and it’s up to you to make the campaign your own. Engage men as non-violent, caring fathers, and see the community-wide benefits in health outcomes, gender equality, and quality of life.

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