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The three-year regional programme ’EU 4 Gender Equality: Together against Gender Stereotypes and Gender-based Violence’, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented jointly by UN Women and UNFPA, strengthens women’s and men’s equal rights and opportunities by shifting social perceptions, challenging gender stereotypes and increasing men’s participation in unpaid domestic and care work. The programme is active in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.


In it's second year the EU 4 Gender Equality made significant strides in combating social norms that harm men and women. From March 2021 to February 2022 more than 10 millionpeople heard persuasive messages on promoting gender equality, eliminating harmful gender stereotypes in all public spheres, preventing violence against women and girls, and increasing men’s involvement in fatherhood. Almost 2 thouthand men benefited from 18 ‘Fathers’ Schools’ established in the six programme countries. More than 3 million people were informed of the importance of men’s caretaking responsibilities. The programme also awarded 14 small grants to civil society organizations, which enabled the CSOs to implement projects in all six Eastern Partnership countries.


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