Making the Case for Transformative Parenting: Why it Matters for Our Future | 2022 UNESCO World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (14 Nov 2022)

[Source: Make Mothers Matter (MMM)]


Organised by UNESCO, the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education was held from 14-16 November in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The ECPC along with other prominent ECD organizations organized a side event on the transformative power of shared parenting - particularly during those critical early years.

The objective of this side-event, supported by the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC), ISSA – International Step by Step Association, the MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign and Plan International, is to show that transforming parenthood – towards a fairer distribution of this responsibility between mothers and fathers – is crucial, not only for early child development, but also for each of the parents, gender equality, a reduction in violence and peace-building, and therefore, ultimately, for the future of us all. More►


  • Erinna Dia, ECD Global Lead, UNICEF / Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC)
  • Melanie Swan, Global ECD Hub Lead and Practice Lead at Plan International
  • Suna Hanoz-Penney, Director of Strategy, International Programs and Partnerships, ACEV (The Mother Child Education Foundation, Turkey)
  • Marie-Liesse Mandula, Secretary General, Make Mothers Matter, and
  • Video message from MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign on the positive impacts of engaging fathers on gender equality and on men themselves.

The panel was moderated by Liana Ghent, Executive Director, ISSA – International Step by Step Association.

LEARN more about the 2022 World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education.


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