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05/31/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/31/2018 14:08

Dads from Moldova: A photo exhibit that challenges stereotypes, showing men alone with their kids

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Petru Negura, 43-years-old, university professor. Photo: Mihai Turculeț

In Moldova, widespread patriarchal attitudes and gender-based stereotypes perpetuate the idea that women are responsible for child and home care, with fathers expected to be breadwinners. To challenge this widespread notion, the Embassy of Sweden organised in partnership with the UN in Moldova the photo exhibition Dads from Moldova and Sweden.

Held in a commercial centre in Chisinau, from 17-30 April 2018, Dads from Moldova and Sweden depicts in compelling images Moldovan and Swedish fathers engaging single-handedly with their children in a variety of every-day family situations.

Tudor Mereacre, 32-years-old, public relations specialist. Photo: Mihai Turculeț

Importantly, the Dads from Moldova and Sweden exhibition shows the positive impacts that gender equality in sharing childcare activities has on individuals and society.

See more photos from the exhibit on UN Women's regional website for Europe and Central Asia.