Men taking on 50 percent of the world’s childcare and domestic work requires global goal and immediate action

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MenCare launches the 2017 State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action report, revealing what has stalled progress toward global gender equality and laying out a bold agenda forward for men and boys doing fully 50 percent of the world’s unpaid care work.

At the current rate of global progress, it will take an estimated 75 years for women and men to achieve equal pay for equal work. Reaching equal representation in government, business, and other spheres of power could take even longer.

The second-ever State of the World’s Fathers report draws from nearly 100 research studies and reports, with data from nearly every country where it is available. A publication by MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign, it calls for a global goal and national action plans – building on Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – to achieve men and boys doing 50 percent of the unpaid care work.

State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action comes two years after the inaugural State of the World’s Fathers 2015, a landmark analysis of fatherhood launched in June 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and subsequently in 10 cities globally, inspiring advocacy and action with MenCare partners in over 40 countries.

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