In 2015 we began a three-year initiative to work with partners, including UN Women, across the Middle East to carry out the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in four Middle Eastern countries, providing a more nuanced understanding of men and gender equality in the region.
Together with the MenCare campaign, which we co-coordinate, we launched the first ever State of the World’s Fathers report, which received global attention and more than 40 million views across online media outlets and social media. The report and the attention to its themes contributed to advances in paternity leave in the Netherlands, in Brazil, and in Washington, DC.
In Brazil, we carried out the first ever study on child marriage in the country, bringing important policy and media attention to this relatively hidden issue in Brazil. And, in Democratic Republic of the Congo, our Living Peace initiative reached thousands of households, along with the police and the military, with violence prevention and trauma support.
Equimundo’s 2015 Annual Report details these key accomplishments and more.