The Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) MenEngage Platform is a network initiated by the United Nations Population Fund EECA Regional Office in collaboration with MenEngage Alliance, Promundo-US and UNFPA Country Offices in the EECA region. The platform is open for non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, state institutions, experts, government representatives, academics and UN partners.
The platform aims to bring together different actors committed to engaging men and boys to address stereotypical gender norms, eliminate violence against women and girls, combat harmful practices those foster injustice and increase access and utilization of sexual and reproductive health services.
TOOLS: for members to identify measures to transform harmful gender norms as well as conceptual approaches to engage men and boys in gender equality.
SPACE: to share and exchange best practices, challenges, and lessons learned, and to receive and provide technical assistance.
FACILITATION: to create working groups and joint advocacy initiatives among the members, in working together on shared issues of focus.
Engaging husbands, fathers, brothers and sons to take part in child care, household tasks and other unpaid care work.
Working with men and boys in understanding the links between social constructions of masculinities and men’s use of violence.
Peer education to challenge men on the acceptability of gender-based violence.
Working with men and women in post-conflict situations to help heal from and prevent violence.
Using gender-transformative approaches to prevent prenatal sex selection, child marriage, bride kidnapping and other forms of harmful practices.
Working with faith-based organizations and leaders on topics related to sexual and reproductive health rights and gender-norms transformation.