State Level Planning Meeting of Caring Fathers
A state level planning meeting of caring fatherhood campaign was held on 26th July 2012 in Pune, Maharashtra. Representatives from various organizations, academic studies and people working for gender equality and children’s rights participated in this meeting. Participants discussed about this campaign in the context of Maharashtra region. In addition to that, some of them shared their experiences regarding working with men on gender equality, Violence Against Women (VAW), working with children and role of father in the process of socialization. Participants also pointed out the issues regarding individual rights and collective responsibility of the communities for working with men and their role as father, acceptance at the community level regarding changing role of ‘Man’. In the end, several decisions were taken to continue to help men understand their roles as fathers in the state.