New report sketches wider picture of fatherhood in SA

A first-of-its kind report on the status of fatherhood in South Africa will be launched on Thursday.

Sonke Gender Justice and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will present the inaugural State of South Africa’s Fathers Report on 12 July 2018.

Read: Fathers on the realities of being stay-at-home dads

Wessel van den Berg, co-editor of the report, says the report tracks indicators and information about parents and children in the country.

He says that data on fatherhood in South Africa can be misleading because it is typically measured based on co-residence.

Berg explains that when biological fathers don't live with their children it doesn't necessarily equate to them being uninvolved.

It's the first of a series of reports that we will publish going forward.

Wessel van den Berg, Child Rights and Positive Parenting Unit Manager at Sonke Gender Justice

This report shows us that there are many more dimensions and layers to fathering than purely living in the same household or not.

Wessel van den Berg, Child Rights and Positive Parenting Unit Manager at Sonke Gender Justice

The report sketches a wider picture of fatherhood in South Africa.

Wessel van den Berg, Child Rights and Positive Parenting Unit Manager at Sonke Gender Justice

Fathers or men are not contributing to care nearly as much as they should.

Wessel van den Berg, Child Rights and Positive Parenting Unit Manager at Sonke Gender Justice

Learn more about the State of South Africa’s Fathers 2018 report here.

Take a listen to the report findings:


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