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‘Fathers have an important role’: Promoting paternity leave in the Western Balkans and Moldova

ISTANBUL – When Blerim Bitri first heard about the opportunity to take paternity leave when his second child was born last year, he admits he was a little sceptical. “It seemed strange to me,” says...


Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Justice and Ending Harmful Practices

This round-table is part of the MenEngage Ubuntu Symposium - a global program of events exploring a range of topics on masculinities, gender equality, and a range of critical social justice issues...


7 ways employers can support men to be more engaged fathers

Balancing work and family isn’t easy for anyone: while women are still too often expected to shoulder the bulk of caregiving responsibilities at home, at the expense of their career advancement, men...


7 Ways Men Can be Better Allies for Gender Equality

When it comes to supporting gender equality, a majority of men believe that there should be more women in leadership positions, both in politics and in their own workplaces, according to a research...


New generation of dads in Turkey discovering the joys of hands-on parenting

ISTANBUL, Turkey — “A baby is hard work,” Fikret Yıldırım laughs as he coos at his newborn daughter, Hazel, who is just starting to fuss softly upon waking up from a nap. Fikret and his wife, Çiğdem...