International International

This section of the website covers fatherhood news, policy, research and practice outside the UK, with a focus on the actions of international institutions.

External research » International
25 March 2005
As yet, there’s not been much research into the day to day experiences of Black British dads. US researchers, however, have been investigating Black fathers’ experience for more than 15 years, revealing interesting patterns – many of which are likely to be found in the UK, too. 
Practice » International
1 April 2003
“How to Build New Dads” is a briefing paper aimed at those working within the maternity services – midwives, paediatricians, obstetricians, health visitors and others who are involved in supporting pregnant women and their partners through the pregnancy, preparing for, and going through the birth, and the immediate post-natal period of transition to parenthood. 
Policy » International
29 March 2003
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women has called for fathers to be involved in programmes delivering infant and child care information. 
External research » International
6 September 2001
The role of fathers has been much debated in research and press. Fathers have been shown to be as responsive to their children’s needs as mothers, and in families where fathers can offer kindness, care and warmth children do better at school, have stronger social skills and exhibit less criminality.