National Fatherhood Initiative’s mission is to improve the well being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers. We accomplish our mission through:
Educating and inspiring all Americans, especially fathers, through public awareness campaigns, research, and other resources.
Equipping and developing leaders of national, state, and community fatherhood initiatives through curricula, training, and technical assistance.
Engaging every sector of society through strategic alliances and partnerships.
“The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.”
“The Equal Opportunities Commission deals with sex discrimination and inequality related to gender, including good practice in the fair and equal treatment of men and women, specifically within Great Britain.”
“National Center on Fathers and Families (NCOFF) [is]…an interdisciplinary policy research center…dedicated to research and practice that expands the knowledge base on father involvement and family development, and that informs policy designed to improve the well-being of children.”
Interviewees: Ellen Fagenson, Ellen Bravo, and Sheila Wellington
Talk of the Nation, October 8, 1997. The gender balance of the US workforce has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Women now constitute more than 40 percent of American workers -- up from 38 percent a generation ago. And the number of women in management and executive positions keeps growing. This trend has changed women's identities and in turn, women have changed the nature and structure of the workplace.
Talk of the Nation, June 12, 1997. Balancing work and family have traditionally been seen as women's problems, but more and more men want the extra time to spend with their families. Creating a father-friendly workplace is a challenge that is being met by a growing number of businesses. Supporters of programs that give dads time away from the office think we have a workforce full of men who are too tense - allowing them more time at home will benefit the quality of their job performances. Join host Melinda Penkava for a discussion about fathers juggling their professional and personal lives.
Judi Casey (formerly of the New England Work & Family Association, currently of the Sloan Network) interviews Marcia Brumit Kropf, Ph.D. (formerly of Catalyst, currently of Girls, Inc.) about the work and research being done at Catalyst, an organization that works with business to advance women.