The time fathers spend with their children and the bond they establish have a tremendous effect on children’s cognitive and physical development, as well as their social and emotional capacity. We at AÇEV advocate for fatherhood being the most important role of a father. To this end, we started our “Fatherhood First” campaign to create supportive environments for involved fatherhood in the families, neighborhoods, friend circles, and workplaces.
We aim to enable fathers to have a better understanding of their role and assume more responsibility in their children’s care development, while at the same time mobilizing all actors who can be influential in the transformation of fatherhood.
Consequently, we have placed “involved fatherhood” on the agenda through various activities including awareness-raising and educational activities, as well as social media campaigns.