Why should male caregivers attend parenting programmes?

Institute for Security Studies

Parenting programmes can reduce violence against children by helping parents and caregivers provide attentive and non-violent care. Fathers and male caregivers can play a positive role in children’s lives, but in many African countries, few men attend parenting programmes. These programmes are one of the seven evidence-based strategies that the INSPIRE package encourages countries to adopt to end violence against children. Parenting programme implementers and evaluators from South Africa and Uganda will share their experiences of engaging men and what impact this has had.

This online seminar is jointly hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the INSPIRE Working Group.