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Heartlines

Positively present fathers as an early intervention to protect children

Heartlines participated in the African Child Trauma Conference held on 8 and 9 October 2020 and which focused on the development of an emergency action plan to protect the continent’s vulnerable children.

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Heartlines

Fatherhood in South Africa webinar series: Positive interventions for fathers

Four out of five men in South Africa are biological or social fathers; this final discussion in the series explored which interventions helped these men to be an active, positive male presence.

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EWN

Present fathers provide important emotional support to children

Senior research specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council, Dr Tawanda Makusha, stressed the importance of fathers providing practical and emotional support to children.

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Fourways Review

Non-profit organisation launches webinar series about fatherhood

Non-profit organisation Heartlines looks at research about the roles of fathers in South Africa during the first webinar in a four-part series.

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Northcliff Melville Times

Research on the state of fatherhood in South Africa

The report indicates that although only 36 per cent of South African children live with their biological fathers, 71 per cent of South African children live with an adult male in the household.

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Heartlines

Fatherhood in South Africa webinar series: Fatherhood in the first 1000 days

Heartlines explored the impact of fathers in the first 1000 days of a child's life during the third webinar in a four-part series on fatherhood in South Africa.

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Heartlines

Fatherhood in South Africa webinar series: Exploring toxic masculinities

The second of a four-part webinar series on fatherhood in South Africa with Prof Malose Langa and Prof Mzikazi Nduna from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Heartlines

Fatherhood in South Africa webinar series: Research for action

An overview of the first of a four-part webinar series on fatherhood in South Africa with Latasha Treger Slavin from Heartlines and Wessel van den Berg from Sonke Gender Justice.

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Parent24

Heartlines study on fatherhood in South Africa: 'It's complicated'

While many children, raised by single mothers, grow up and thrive, for many others the absence of a positive and active presence of men in their lives puts them at risk.

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