Program P (“P” for “padre” in Spanish and “pai” in Portuguese, meaning “father”) provides concrete strategies and activities to engage men globally in active fatherhood from their partner’s pregnancies through their children’s early years. It identifies best practices for engaging men in fatherhood and caregiving; in maternal, newborn, and child health; and in the prevention of violence against women and children. It is designed for use by health workers, social activists, nonprofit organizations and NGOs, educators, and other individuals and institutions that aim to use “men as caregivers” as a starting point, with the goal of improving family well-being and promoting gender equality.
The aim of this document is to guide efforts to strengthen evidence-based
programming for parenting of adolescents, in support of UNICEF’s mandate to maximise adolescents’ developmental potential. It is targeted at practitioners and stakeholders working on responses to support parenting and caregiving of