November 13, 2015

International Conference “Fatherhood and Gender Equitable Parenting in the Balkans: Practice, Policy and Research”

CARE International Balkans, in partnership with local NGOs and with the support of CARE Norway, Austrian Development Cooperation, OAK Foundation and the Swiss Government organized a two-day conference on fatherhood in Sarajevo, from 12-13 November 2015. The Conference was opened by the member of BiH Presidency from the Republic of Spska, Mr. Mladen Ivanić.

The aim of the Conference is to promote the best practices and policies that support fathers and caregivers to be more actively involved in all aspects of child care and family life.

The esteemed international experts were also invited to the Conference, and the expert from the United States, Dr. Gary Barker presented a unique report “State of the World’s Fathers”, the first report of its kind on fatherhood in the world.

This Conference is part of the activity “Boys and Men as Allies in Violence Prevention and Gender Transformation in the Western Balkans”, the initiative that is focused on the involvement of boys and men in promoting gender equality and addressing all forms of violence.

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