Authors: Hansen, B., Pascoe, L., & Wells, L.
Date: October 2022
Fatherhood is one of the most influential entry points for engaging and transforming men. The evidence makes clear that engaging men through fatherhood has positive impacts across the social ecology, resulting in better outcomes for children and families, and the potential for broader societal shifts towards healthier masculinity norms and gender equality. Nevertheless, there is still widespread resistance from many social sectors in making space for this work and it remains underutilized as a key approach for getting men excited, committed, and equipped with the necessary skills to end violence and advance gender and social equality. This rapid evidence review includes concrete recommendations for how to increase and expand positive fatherhood involvement as a primary prevention strategy. For more information on other approaches, review FAQs on the 9 promising approaches for practitioners engaging men in violence prevention and gender equality.