Engaging Male Caregivers to End Early Marriage in LebanonPublished
Training Modules to Accompany Programs with Adolescent Girls
This curriculum was developed to equip humanitarian staff with a step-by-step roadmap for engaging fathers of adolescent girls in a structured, complementary, and meaningful way. Male caregivers, especially fathers, have a profound influence on the lives of their daughters. Whether positive, negative, or lacking, male caregivers exert considerable impact on girls’ development and opportunities. Consequently, targeted programming for adolescent girls should identify opportunities to strategically engage fathers in being champions for their daughters’ safety and well-being. When engaged, male caregivers can become champions for their participation in formal education and non-formal educational programming, which can build their capacities and mitigate their risks. This work should complement, not detract from, an intentional and equitable focus on adolescent girls.