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Fathers Matter: Involved fathers change the lives of children

Save the Children knows that involving fathers will change the lives of children. As fathers become more involved in the care of children and domestic work, child health and development outcomes improve, violence against women and children reduce, and maternal health and men´s health improve.

Therefore Save the Children is encouraging a more active, equal and non-violent involvement of fathers and other male caregivers in the lives of children. 

The change is already happening - fathers are getting more involved in the lives of children globally. In this leaflet you can read how we can make our programs more effective and evidence based and how we can strengthen our partnership with other agencies.

This leaflet is a joint collaboration between Save the Children Sweden, Save the Children Australia and the Child Protection Initiative, and has engaged several other members and country offices in the development. 

Published 2014-04-03

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