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UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund launched the Men Engage (#ErkeklerHem) Platform to engage men and boys in promoting gender equality at home, in the workplace and in society.  The Campaign page was launched at the Youth Dialogue on Rights, Equality, Inclusiveness entitled “What a man should know about his rights and gender equality?” 

This #MenEngage campaign page complements the regional Eastern Europe & Central Asia MenEngage Platform and aims to provide a set of resources, instruments, evidence and ideas in Turkmen language to support the policy-makers, partners in gender equality, especially men and boys, in championing gender equality in Turkmenistan. 

The campaign page will be a hub for the news, campaigns, research and tools, videos and interviews for discussion in three key areas of partnering with men and boys and will welcome partner posts: 

1) Partnering to improve reproductive, maternal and child health; 

2) Partnering to promote full participation in parenthood and caregiving; and 

3) Partnering to promote positive gender practices at work and in society.

Men and boys - along with women and girls - contribute to the advancement of gender equality.  Issues related to ending gender-based violence, promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, family planning and supporting family-centered policies should and can be addressed through dialogue and mutual support.

In Turkmenistan, men engagement is one of the priorities of the second National Action Plan on Gender Equality of Turkmenistan developed with UNFPA support and rolled out in 2021 for five years. UNFPA supports the government in realization of the NAPGE within the framework of the Country Programme of Cooperation for 2021-2025, focusing on prevention and response of the gender-based violence reaching those furthest behind, including women and girls with disabilities; collecting and analyzing data from a gender perspective; supporting programs aimed at improving the health of women and girls and expanding their choices in life; and establishing a support platform for engaging men and boys to advance positive gender practices in the society.

The launch of the platform is part of UNFPA’s gender-transformative programme, as well as the UNFPA’s sub-regional project entitled “Strengthening national capacities to improve prevention of, and responses to Gender-Based Violence in Central Asia”, funded from the UK Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) Central Asia.   

Visit the Men Engage Platform: Turkmen page | English page


For more information:


Ene Tuyliyeva,

UNFPA Communications Analyst


Mehri Karakulova,

UNFPA National Programme Analyst 

on Gender Equality

imo: +99362 833158