The International Step-by-Step Association (ISSA), with financial support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, hosted a webinar: “Father Engagement Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges, Promising Approaches and Opportunities” on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – 12:30 to 2:00 PM.

During the pandemic, fathers have spent more time at home, and this has been an opportunity for them to engage more in their children’s education, care and upbringing. Workplace realities have also changed for fathers and mothers alike, with home-based work prevailing. The pandemic and its consequences may contribute, among others, to a redistribution of care and domestic work but what this crisis confirms is that it is necessary to continue working on analyzing the factors which perpetuate gender roles.

Panelists included:
Tatiana Gonçalves Moura, Senior Researcher, Centre for Social Studies at University of Coimbra, and Coordinator of Promundo, Portugal
Mariam Bandzeladze, Program Manager, UNFPA CO Georgia
Alona Abt, Co-Founder and CEO of Hop! Media Group, Israel
Jozef Atrash, Senior Advisor, “Magic Moments” project (Arabic version), Israel
Konstantina Rentzou, Senior Program Manager, ISSA

For more information and to watch the video recording, click here.