Promotion of mutually empowering relationships between girls and boys is a key dimension of UNICEF’s work, providing for cumulative strengthening of gender equality over time, in both the public and private spheres.
Men and boys can be powerful allies in the achievement of gender equality. UNICEF informs and raises the awareness of men and boys on the benefits of more gender-equal social structure and relationships.
Men are the dominant decision makers in most situations, and yet are often overlooked in activities to promote gender equality. UNICEF understands their engagement in gender equality programming to be important to the achievement of positive outcomes.