Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s charity Archewell reveals support for paternity report from a charity that ‘engages men as equal allies’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that their Archewell charity will support a new cause.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex endorse the State of the World’s Fathers report from the Equimundo Center for Masculinities and Social Justice.
The charity says it works to “engage men in gender equality” and social justice by “transforming intergenerational patterns of harm and promoting patterns of care, empathy and responsibility between boys and men throughout their lives”.
In a new statement on Archewell’s website, the couple said they were “proud to have supported this report, as well as Equimundo’s ongoing work to promote gender equality around the world.”
The report found that men are ‘increasingly involved in care and would like to increase their care work at home, even though deeply entrenched social norms and a lack of supportive politics and power structures discourage them from doing so’.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex endorse the State of the World’s Fathers report from the Equimundo Center for Masculinities and Social Justice
Prince Harry has been open about enjoying fatherhood, beautifully saying that he “loved the chaos and the learning” of being a father.
Speaking with NBC’s Hoda Kotb last year, he said: “What is it about parenthood that I love? All of it. The chaos, the learning, the reminder of every element of yourself, your soul, right?
“When you’re not a parent, you can get caught up in all sorts of different things, and sometimes you can maybe forget who you are.
“And suddenly as a father, especially now, Archie is the age that he is and he’s asking all the questions,” he revealed.
‘Why this? Why that? Why that? And instead of trying to move on, I give him the most honest answer I can,” she said. And then he goes on and on and on until he’s satisfied. And then that’s it. It’s done. Otherwise, it ends in… because the world is round and so is life.
Prince Harry has been open about enjoying fatherhood, beautifully saying that he “loved the chaos and the learning” of being a father. Meghan and Harry appear in May
‘So it’s like, I love it. I love every part of her. She always wanted to be a dad,’ she said. “I always wanted to have my own children and now I have two little people that I am responsible for.”
The couple have often discussed their commitment to gender equality.
In 2019, Meghan said that gender equality was not possible without men being a part of it.
Speaking at an event at Windsor Castle before leaving the firm, Meghan said: “In terms of gender equality, which is something I’ve been a champion for a long time, I think that conversation can’t happen without men being part of it.”
“So for this reason it made perfect sense to let him (Harry) join today, so thanks for letting him crash the party.”