Because we believe that fathers should be actively involved in raising and educating children and that it is natural to a man to take paternity and child care leave, we supported the photo exhibition "Moldovan and Swedish Dads", which was opened in Chisinau at the initiative of the Swedish Embassy in the Republic of Moldova, in partnership with the United Nations in the Republic of Moldova. The exhibition took place between 17 - 30 April 2018.
In total, portraits of 25 fathers from Sweden and 10 from the Republic of Moldova were captured in pictures. The 10 local winners were selected by open competition, where they had to post a picture of taking care of their child and a brief reflection on the role of father. All in all, 64 applications were received.
“This exhibition is an opportunity to stimulate discussion about the role of dads, in the family and in society as whole”, said Signe Burgstaller, Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Moldova. “We hope that fathers will feel proud of the important work they do in the family and will be inspired to think about family life and their parental contributions more after this exhibition”.