In our workshops, we’ll focus on how to be an emotionally courageous dad through practices of self-regulation and strategies for emotionally connecting with your kids. We’ll invite all of us to recognize and try to avoid gender traps in our relationships that may or may not reinforce the ways our children see household chores. Most importantly, our colleague, Joe Saucedo, will host a workshop on allyship that looks at the intersection of race and gender and the ways in which we, as dads, can be allies for women and especially women of color in our communities. Most importantly, we invite you to sit and reflect on the ways in which gender plays out in your life. How has being a man, and a father, given you advantages that you may have never recognized before? How will your children especially daughters and children who identify as trans* walk through life differently than you? How can you, as their provider, protector, and parent, advocate for them and change systems that may have caused harm for them into systems that can help them thrive!
Fathering Together is honored to host #StandUpDads Summit – an online conversation series about what it means to be a dad who supports gender equity. We have collected experts and fathers to answer questions and offer ideas of how to inspire your household to value gender equity. Join us every Monday in March for a different panel with its own theme, encompassing how to support women of all ages in your life. During these conversations, panelists will share ways to support gender equity as parents, partners, workers, and community members through personal action, advocacy, and building a better understanding of healthy masculinity and engaged fatherhood.
Fathering Together is on a mission to provide dads the tools to better themselves and the lives of their children. Our #StandUpDads initiative challenges dads to reflect on the ways in which they reinforce gender based violence and educate themselves to stop gender based violence in their communities.
Gender Based Violence takes on many forms. Street harassment, domestic violence, and rape are far more prevalent than we know. Millions of people, especially women and girls, are affected every day, and as fathers we have an obligation to educate ourselves to not only educate our children, but work to end this violence so our children won’t have to face it.
Sign our pledge to stand up against gender based violence. Pledge yourself to NOT remain silent, and to educate yourself and your fellow dads to become the strong advocates your children, your partners, and your community need.