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Men in Care (MiC) was a project of twelve national organisations from seven different European countries, which will help reduce barriers for men who want to become involved in caring activities. MiC aims to improve workplace conditions to promote men taking caring roles and will assess how policies and workplace cultures can change to enable men to become more active in caring for children, elderly, partners, co-workers and friends. Involving workers, trade unions, employers, and families, the project will enable men to take time to care for themselves and others. Find more information on the project here.

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MiC partner Paco Abril interviewed by Spanish newspaper

Paco Abril spoke to a Spanish newspaper about increase in ex-partners sharing custody of their children in Spain.

The percentage of ex-partners sharing custody of their children has more than doubled to 41% in the last 7 years in Spain. MiC partner Paco Abril explained this shift in culture to a Spanish newspaper. The transformation can be attributed to a change in the fatherhood model, and men’s desire to be more involved in caregiving towards children.

"The stereotype that the children belong to the mothers has been broken and they are the ones who naturally take care of it. There is a change of will in men and women, and a more widespread idea that sharing custody is good," he said.

Last changed: 12.01.2023