Ejike’s story: Modeling caring and equitable relationships in Nigeria

Ejike and his wife, Beatrice, live together in Edem, Nigeria. Ejike is a teacher in a community with many rigid, deeply held practices and beliefs. When Ejike was a young man, however, people like his English teacher Mr. Smith instilled in him a deep respect for women and women’s equality that he carried with him into adulthood. 

MenCare campaign in Georgia wins Emerging Europe’s Equality-Friendly Initiative of the Year award

Kakha Kintsurashvili, actor, with his son. Photo courtesy of UNFPA/We Care/Gaga Kapanadze.

London-based think tank Emerging Europe awarded the MenCare campaign in Georgia first place in its Equality-Friendly Initiative of the Year 2018 contest in June. Part of the inaugural Emerging Europe Awards, the Equality-Friendly Initiative of the Year recognizes projects that teach tolerance and open-mindedness in Central and Eastern Europe, promoting social inclusion and equality for all people regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs.