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State of the World’s Fathers: Being a Father

Ahead of this month’s release of the inaugural State of the World’s Fathers (SOWF) Report, Sonke’s Demelza Bush and Khopotso Bodibe asked South Africans what fatherhood means to them. From paternity leave, to sharing the care-work, men, women and children shared their views about why fathers matter in a country where more than half of the children are growing up without a father present in the home. In addition the global SOWF video, this South African SOWF video will be broadcast at the Africa launch of the SOWF report in Nairobi this week.

Next week, MenCare, MenEngage, Sonke, Promundo, Save the Children and Rutgers WPF will launch the first ever State of the World’s Fathers (SOWF) Report which shows among other things that while men are increasing the amount of unpaid care work they do, still nowhere in the world do men share an equal part of the unpaid home and care work to women. This film explores what people around the world think about what it means to be a father. The inaugural SOWF report will be launched globally at events in New York, Washington DC, Nairobi, London, Geneva, Brussels and Amsterdam during the month of June. Stay tuned for more information and for the release of the report on June 16, 2015 – Youth Day in South Africa, and the International Day of the African Child.

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