As money was available for use on gender equity initiatives, the German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth decided to go ahead and fund the initiative 'men in early childhood education and care'.
The Ministry was under pressure to do something about addressing the problem of boys' underachievement in education and working on gender equity for men would contribute toward this.
Thirty million Euros was made available for the whole of Germany and 1.7 million Euros of this was available over three years for Hamburg alone.
This article focuses on the Hamburg initiative. The initiative comprises of 3 parts:
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