Partnering with men and boys for gender justice in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

About Us

Our Mandate

End Violence Against Women and Girls by breaking down how social constructions of masculinity are linked to men’s use of violence.

Ensure Equitable Relations in the Home by increasing male participation in childcare, household tasks and other unpaid care work.

Eradicate Harmful Practices such as prenatal sex selection, child marriage and bride kidnapping.

Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health by promoting reproductive choices as a shared responsibility between men and women.

Where we work

Recent stories

One UNFPA Staffer's Parental Leave Experience
ISTANBUL, Turkey — “A baby is hard work,” Fikret Yıldırım laughs as he coos at his newborn daughter, Hazel, who is just starting to fuss softly upon waking up from a nap.
Guys - contraception is a team effort!
Family planning and safe sex should be a team effort between couples, but most men are sitting on the side-lines.
Advocating for more equitable policies
When Mirian Jugheli became a father and decided to take paternity leave in order to participate more actively in raising his daughter, his decision surprised many people.
Engaging fathers in domestic tasks and caregiving to combat gender inequality
“When I come home, my daughters run to the door and give me a huge hug, and everything that concerned me during the day just melts away,” says Samir.
Father and participant in the Happy Fatherhood campaign
“I was only 17 years old when my daughter Anastasia was born. I knew I was too young to be a father, so I was very nervous, but also twice as motivated to do everything properly,” says Sandro...