||• Building on successful practice of engaging with men in the current phase (HeForShe campaign, advocacy with men politicians for quota adoption, involving men in local political clubs, training men local and district councilors, engaging men MPs in the regional policy forums of 2015-2016, work with the Parliament Secretariat and Constituency Offices), the programme will continue its efforts to engage men to a broader extent in its activities. The one-year cost extension of 2017 includes: dissemination of the findings of the Gender Barometer research as well as awareness raising of the Law 71 provisions (and their benefits) targeting both women and men citizens/electorate as well as politicians; work with men in the Executive at central and local level, alongside women; gender mainstreaming support to Parliamentary Secretariat staffers, both men and men, engagement of men in the activities with the Central Election Commission and the Centre for Continuous Electoral Training.
• In general and in line with its principles of work (and not only in the framework of WIP current of possible future phase), UN Women will continue engaging with men politicians and decision-makers to advance future policy and legislative initiatives towards greater gender equality. This includes: placement provision of the 40% quota to make it effective, changes to political party financing legislation to advance women’s status, ratification of Istanbul Convention, other policy and legislative changes to ensure implementation of CEDAW commitments. Joint advocacy with CSOs, UN and other development partners and one-on-one advocacy will be implemented, in combination with other techniques, similar to the advocacy used for the adoption of Law 71 on gender equality.