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Choosing to co-parent for my children's well-being

Co-parenting Series: Part 1

Lebo shares how she and her ex-husband persevered to find a way to work together and co-parent amicably for their children's sake. 

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‘There’s an opportunity for every father to change the future’

At the KwaZulu-Natal Fathers Matter Ambassadors Conference, delegates from different parts of the province gathered to discuss the importance of fatherhood, share their fatherhood stories and brainstorm solutions to our nation’s fatherhood challenges.

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Nevelia Moloi

Focusing on youth is next for Fathers Matter

Unsettling research findings and critical conversations on youth and fatherhood were the talk of the day at the Fathers Matter Youth Message Design Workshop.

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Nthabiseng Makhokha

How to keep your kids busy during the school holidays

School holidays are fun for kids, but often a nightmare for parents trying to keep curious hands and minds occupied. Try these activities with your child during the holiday.

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Creating safe spaces for men to share and learn

Creating spaces for men to share and learn together is an important part of Fathers Matter's work. The first Fathers Matter Ambassadors Conference was an meaningful moment for men to experience just this.

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Bonolo Mokua

How to understand your journey as a survivor of abuse

Even though Martin had the house, wife and child he'd always wanted, he lived with the fear of perpetuating the same violence he experienced growing up, because “society” had programmed him to think that victims are doomed to repeat the same violence they experience.

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Fighting GBV: More fences, fewer ambulances

The scourge of gender-based violence continues unabated. And while there are interventions, many of them focus on providing assistance after the fact, rather than addressing root causes.

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Hitting the road with purpose

Watch the story of how a biking club in Soweto is encouraging men to show up and share their lives and passions (including biking) with their children.

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Mihlali Adams

Heartlines Fathers Matter Ambassadors Conference

The Heartlines Fathers Matter Conference took place in October 2023 at the Good News Convention Center in Muldersdrift. People from different walks of life came together to discuss and unpack an issue many grapple with: fatherlessness.

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Bonolo Mokua

A dad’s greatest influence and responsibility is in their home

It’s not in the boardroom, at the office or on the sports field where a father matters most, but right at home, says Zane Meas.

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We want men to have a positive impact in children's lives

For boys who are growing up without their fathers around, male mentorship gives them important support and positive role models. 

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