The EECA MenEngage Platform is still young, but already has a solid member base in the region. The platform is open for non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, state institutions, experts, government representatives, academics and UN partners. On this page you can find a little information about the registered members of the platform.
To join the platform, or to read more about the Platform's Code of Conduct or Core Principles, please visit this page.
Feel free to share this call for membership within your network of organizations and individuals working to engage men and boys in gender equality! It is available here.
Center for Social and Socio-Psychological Studies (CSPS)
The Center for Social and Social-Psychological Studies is an organization that was established by a group of social sciences professionals dedicated to promote the social and psychological studies in Azerbaijan.
Tamiz Dunya Ictimai Birliyi
Women's Association for Rational Development (WARD)
Children Not for Abuse
Family Support Center
Young Women's Christian Association of Belarus (YWCA)
"Chven" Men - Against Violence
"Chven" Men Against Violence is a social movement formed by men with different backgrounds and professions. We oin and use our platforms to share our values and beliefs regarding Gender Equality and Gender Based Violence. We believe that there is no place for violence in a healthy society, which we all need to build together. We will work to make sure that in every social circle there is at least one man who shares common values with us, who can stand up for women's rights and who will not tolerate any type of violence.
We Care is an NGO that in collaboration with UNFPA Georgia has implemented several popular projects aimed at promoting active fatherhood and men's involvement in their family affairs, helping wives with housework and giving active care to their children. he social campaign "Daddy, Read Me a Book" was the first project which really caught the attention of the society. In the framework of this social campaign several big-scale projects were implemented. Photo projects and exhibitions, the book "Fathers' Letters to Children" was printed and published, father care videos were shot and spread, as well as, for the first time in Georgia, the TV show Fathers was screened on Rustavi 2 Channel.
From June 2016 We Care, in collaboration with UNFPA Georgia, the MenCare Georgia campaign is being implemented. The very first project was "Father's Day", which was founded and celebrated June 19th for the first time in Georgia. Nowadays MenCare Georgia has a very active Facebook page with more than 30.000 followers. Fathers' diaries, photos and childrens' letters to fathers are being uploaded to the page on a daily basis.
Association of Crisis Centers
Public Fund "Men Against Violence"
Public Fund "The Center of Research of Democratic Processes" (CEDP)
The center is an organization whose mission is the development and the strengthening of democratic processes in Kyrgyzstan. Registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic in 2002.
The main areas of activity of CEDP is research, protection of human rights, the introduction of international experience in support of democratic institutions and an open civil society, to contribute improving the legislation of Kyrgyzstan, taking into account th generally recognized norms of international law. The organization is actively working in the direction of gender equality and protection of women and children from gender-based and domestic violence.
Public Foundation "Open Line"
Description coming soon
ARNO - Organization for Social Innovation
ARNO is an organization for Social Innovation, and was established in the Macedonian civil landscape with a special mission of development and implementation of social innovation and promotion of new options for societal change. ARNO is an entity created on the basis of inspiration and need for change. ARNO is an organization with a diverse team who offers vision, talent, energy and resources to be the creative source for improvement of the communities we live in. As a socially innovative organization we are brought to have commitment, readiness, and ability to innovate in order to respond to social problems.
H.E.R.A. - Health Education and Research Association
H.E.R.A. was founded in February 2000 as a volunteer's movement of university students in response to the country's need for improved HIV education and treatment and care of People Living with HIV. Since the very beginning H.E.R.A. recognized the need for linking SRH service and advocacy interventions in their HIV activities, seen as a comprehensive public-health approach that significantly improve the quality of people's lives. H.E.R.A. is a leading national NGO working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Since 2009 H.E.R.A. us a full member association of IPPF - International Planned Parenthood Federation, the biggest global SRH provider and advocate.
The Y-PEER youth peer education network of organizations and institutions works in the field of sexual and reproductive health in 52 countries throughout the world. It aims to educate young people in sexual and reproductive health and rights through using alternative methods of education, such as theatre-based techniques, role games, simulations etc.
In Macedonia the Y-PEER youth educational network was created in 2002, and works to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people and to strengthen advocacy skills.
Centar E8 is a youth organization focused on work with young people across Serbia. Established in 2004 (with its central office in Belgrade and regional office in Vranje) Centar E8 has long-term experience in working specifically with men on themes such as violence prevention, gender equality promotion, healthy lifestyles, and youth activism. Centar E8's team is made up of young advocacy and lobbying experts in education, theater, youth policy and campaigning for publicly relevant issues. For the past eight years, Centar E8 has been implementing the Young Men Initiative (YMI) program in Serbia, as a part of coalition of local, regional and international organizations that have been combating violence and promoting positive masculine identities.
National Taekwondo and Kickboxing Federation of Tajikistan (NTKFT)
The NTKFT is the proponent the goals of the Secretary General Global Campaign "UNiTE to End Violence Against Women" and calls upon other sport federations to join the campaigns of the Secretary General at national and international levels. 53 world's champions, of which 13 girls from NTKFT, advocated to prevent violence against women. Over the past 6 years the Federation conducted more than 50 activities which were very successful and reached over 25000 people within and beyond the country. Such activities have been well acknowledged by the international community for the message they conveyed. NTKFT engages in coordinating efforts to promote Taekwondo and Kickboxing in the country, to advocate for healthy lifestyles and HIV prevention, girls' and women's rights, and the involvement of men and boys in gender equality.
The NGO "Hamsol ba Hamsol" (Youth Peer Education Tajikistan) is part of the Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER) which was created with the primary objective of strengthening peer education initiatives in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Tajikistan was one of the Central Asian countries that actively supported the goals of Y-PEER and appointed a Focal Point (FP) with its own role and responsibilities. The FP carries out work and other activities within the country office and local NGOs, and acts as trainer and mentor for peer education programs at other NGOs. The organization was officially registered in 2012 with the support of Y-PEER and youth volunteers. Y-PEER Tajikistan acts within the framework and experiences of the International Y-PEER, aiming to strengthen the capacity of youth on issues related to health, advocacy, management as well as to involve them in decision-making processes. All the activities of the organization have as a final goal the promotion of gender equality.
Fathers' Club is engaged in conducting information-sharing and advocacy work. The NGO organizes and leads training workshops, capacity building and other activities dedicated to fathers and families. The mission is to support fathers to get closer to their children and become more involved in childcare.