Promundo is a global leader in promoting gender equality and preventing violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls and individuals of other marginalized gender identities. It believes that working with men and boys to transform harmful gender norms and unequal power dynamics is a critical part of the solution to achieve gender equality.
Through the MenCare campaign, Promundo's programs have supported more than 50,000 fathers across 10 countries to become better parents. In addition, they have been officially adopted by health ministries in five countries. A recent randomized controlled trial shows the impact of Promundo's multi-session fatherhood training and gender-norm reflection curriculum in Rwanda. It resulted in men doing an hour per day more
care work at home, a 41% reduction in violence against women, and 16% less against children.
Oxfam's WE-Care and Promundo's MenCare partners collaborate on programming in Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Brazil, among other countries. We have worked together to help shape the agendas of global corporations, donors and government institutions. Oxfam participates on the MenCare steering committee and has contributed to the State of the World's Fathers Reports.
The ICRW is an applied research institute with over 40 years dedicated to developing and implementing research that supports women's economic and social empowerment. ICRW brings experience in conducting collaborative research that:
- builds scalable, gendered strategies for progress on women's empowerment
- recognizes, reduces, redistributes, and represents unpaid care work
- defines and measures social norms and social norm change
- engages the public and private sector to support creative solutions to reduce care deficits
WE-Care and ICRW have collaborated on care issues through publications, joint learning and influencing. For example, we organized a plenary session at the SEEP Learning Forum on Women's Economic Empowerment, conducted advocacy work with Development Affairs Canada, and participated in the IFC working group on Tackling Childcare, and at Women Deliver.