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Starting this Father's Day,

Dove Men+Care is championing paternity leave for dads everywhere.

Dove Men+Care has always celebrated men's care for others, and we know that when dads are able to take the time to care, everyone benefits.

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Dads from around the world tell us what taking the time to care for their children means for them in a new film. #DearFutureDads.

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Dove Men+Care is championing better paternity leave worldwide – as part of comprehensive, paid family leave – so that every expecting father has the chance to care for the people that matter most to him.

Research shows that when men have the opportunity to care for their children, everyone benefits: from communities and workplaces to the parents’ relationship. But while 89% of dads believe it’s important that companies provide paid paternity leave benefits, only 15% of U.S. men have access to them and, of those new dads, most don’t take their full time off.

To overcome these barriers and make paid family leave for fathers more common, so that someday every father can experience the benefits of paternity leave, we’ve set out to challenge restrictive stereotypes and improve policies through corporate collaboration, partnership, and a council of leaders in the industry.


Dr. Michael Kimmel is one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities. A tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality, Kimmel has lectured at more than 300 colleges, universities and high schools. Kimmel has also authored numerous books focused on men and masculinity, including best seller Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men.

Josh Levs is an entrepreneur, former journalist, and the leading global expert on issues facing modern fathers in the workplace. After spending 20 years reporting for NPR and CNN, he stepped into a global spotlight by taking legal action against CNN parent company Time Warner for fair parental leave policies, so that he could care for his daughter and wife. He is the author of All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses—And How We Can Fix It Together.

Gary Barker is President and CEO of Promundo. He has conducted extensive global research and program development around engaging men and boys in gender equality and violence prevention and is a leading voice for the worldwide effort to establish positive, healthy dynamics between men and women. Gary is the co-founder of MenCare, a global campaign to promote men’s involvement as equitable, non-violent caregivers, and co-founder of MenEngage. He is also a member of the UN Secretary General’s Men’s Leaders Network. 

Dr. Wizdom Powell is a tenured professor and nationally recognized masculinity and male health expert. She serves on and leads several national advisory councils on fatherhood and the health disparities in boys and men, and has advanced the masculinity conversation among racial/ethnic minority males. In recognition of her public service to boys and men, Dr. Powell received the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Professional Award.

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