On 15 May 2017, PEN in cooperation with UNFPA organized a discussion on the topic “The importance of engaging men in fatherhood and caregiving”, to mark the International Day of Families.
Representatives of UNICEF, UNFPA, and Care International Balkans shared latest studies, their experiences and informed the audience about the projects that are currently being carried out in this topic. Members from The Young Men Initiative and medical experts from The Center for Family Care in Prishtina also took part.
Participants discussed about the level of men engaging in caregiving; the current situation and what should be improved in the future. In the end, participants agreed that raising awareness and creating the conditions for fathers to dedicate their time equally to caregiving is very important for the wellbeing of families.