The new gender platforms and fatherhood

Authors from a range of backgrounds and disciplines break new ground as they explore the centrality of fatherhood in the lives of men and in the experiences of children. They show how fathers’ involvement contributes to the wellbeing of children. The authors argue that men can make a major contribution to the health of South African society by caring for children and producing a new generation of South Africans for whom men will be significant by their positive presence rather than by their absence or their abuse.

Authors: Dean Peacock and Mbuyisela Botha

Institutional Sponsor: EngenderHealth

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