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

Family-friendly workplace policies can make a big difference in expanding choices for both men and women
Balancing work and family isn’t easy for anyone: while women are still too often expected to shoulder the bulk of caregiving responsibilities at home, at the expense of their career advancement, m
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.
Tips and recommendations from a psychologist
Every dad dreams that his children are proud of him and following his example, isn't it true? Iryna Lisova, rehabilitation and psychological support specialist, helped us to understand how one can achieve this and become a super-dad for their kids.