This issue of Quality/Calidad/Qualité profiles the AÇEV Father Support Program, a series of 13-week-long support groups for fathers across Turkey. Fatherhood (and men’s roles in the lives of children in general) is an ideal starting point for engaging men in gender equality for two key reasons: most men want to be involved in the lives of children, whether their own biological children or younger siblings, nieces, or nephews; and responsibility for the care of children is at the heart of gender inequality. The program reached nearly 10,000 men, teaching them about their role in the development of their children and encouraging them to spend quality time with their children. As one father explained, “[I went] for my children, for their futures and so they might contribute to humanity. I wanted to learn effective ways to raise them.”
Barker, Gary, Deniz Dogruoz, and Debbie Rogow. 2009. "And how will you remember me, my child? Redefining fatherhood in Turkey," Quality/Calidad/Qualité no. 19. New York: Population Council.
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