Published: 2019-02-20 12:28
Last Updated: 2019-02-20 13:12
The Swedish Embassy in Amman has recently announced a photo competition to highlight Jordanian fathers, and promote that child care is not only the sole role of mothers.
The Embassy organised an exhibition in CityMall which starts today and will run for a week, where the top five winners will be awarded gift cards.
Over the past few days, Jordanian fathers have been sharing photos of themselves with their children on the Swedish Embassy’s Facebook page under the hashtag #BabasinJO and #أبوي.
The photo showed Jordanian dads in everyday situations doing activities with their children such as preparing food, cleaning, changing clothes and diapers, reading, helping with homework, sleeping, cooking, doing the laundry, washing the dishes, or playing musical instruments.
“Our project is about showing the benefits of more fathers spending time with their kids. The amazing thing when you are on parental leave is that you can take part in your kids' everyday lives,” Erik Ullenhag, Sweden’s Ambassador to Jordan said in a statement.
“This creates stronger families and even stronger societies. Present fathers are one key to gender equality and crucial for economic growth and prosperity,” he added.
Setting up the new exhibition ”Jordanian & Swedish Dads” at @CityMallJo. Opening tonight at 19:30, showing until 27 Feb free of charge. #BabasinJO. #ابوي @VisitJordan @sadaqajo pic.twitter.com/GsKlHZxfHO— Jakob Ström (@jakobxstrom) February 20, 2019