Improving women’s health by addressing gender roles
Around the world, women are often the ones who bear the responsibility of childcare and household chores. This reality is often present in the communities where we work because of traditional gender roles and deep-rooted gender norms. Men and women in these communities do not consider it the husband’s responsibility to be informed about or take an active role in the health of their wife or children.
Explore this six-part multimedia series by scrolling through the content below to learn more about how this gender transformative* Gender transformative projects have an explicit rights-based intention to transform unequal gender power relations which are often at the heart of many disadvantages faced by women and girls; the focus goes beyond improving the condition of women and girls to improve their social position. Gender transformative projects address the root causes of gender inequality and promote the value of women and girls health project is helping entire communities champion women and adolescent girls’ health while moving the needle on gender equality.
We decide together
the active participation of men in protecting and promoting the health and well-being of their partners and children and as active partners and beneficiaries of gender equality.
In Five countries we trained a total of
As fathers club facilitators
They in turn formed
Involving a total of
Formerly, I didn't support my wife in household chores like cooking, washing, sweeping, cleaning and bathing the children.
but with the help of SHOW, i know now that it is a collective responsibility and I support her.
Father in Adaklu, Ghana
there is love in the family.
My followers now know that it is a religious obligation to support women’s decision-making in the home and girls’ empowerment because the Quran says so.
Sokoto State, Nigeria
Click the links below To read more about show’s experience with fathers clubs and engaging men for gender equality.
- State of the World's Fathers: Unlocking the Power of Men's Care (2019)
- Engaging Religious Leaders in Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality,
- Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW): Final Evaluation Report
- Engaging Missing Populations in Gender-Transformative Programs
- Role of Facilitation in Gender-Transformative Programs that Engage Men and Boys
- Recruitment and Retention of Male Participants in Gender-Transformative Programs
Reports from Fathers Club Study Findings “Engaging Men in the MNCH/SRHR Continuum of Care”
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