Global Fatherhood Charter


Leading researchers on fatherhood and child development have developed a Global Fatherhood Charter, to define what they believe the fatherhood agenda is.

It addresses maternal and newborn health services and calls on them to:

  • Offer and encourage the use of support for fathers and other family carers in ways that engage creatively with the local culture and socioeconomic conditions
  • Provide information about how to support maternal and newborn health
  • Support a harmonious community of care around the baby

The full text of the Charter is on-line at


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