Gary Barker

President and Chief Executive Officer, Promundo Global

Master’s in Public Policy, Duke University; PhD in Child and Adolescent Development, Loyola University, Chicago. Currently, President and Chief Executive Officer, Promundo. Has conducted extensive global research and programme development around engaging men and boys in gender equality and violence prevention; is a leading voice for the worldwide effort to establish positive, healthy dynamics between men and women. Co-Founder, MenCare, a global campaign to promote men’s involvement as equitable, non-violent caregivers; Co-Founder, MenEngage, a global alliance of more than 600 NGOs and UN agencies working toward gender equality. Coordinates IMAGES (the International Men and Gender Equality Survey), a pioneering multi-country survey of men’s attitudes and behaviours related to violence, fatherhood and gender equality, among other themes. Member, UN Secretary General’s Men’s Leaders Network. Ashoka Fellowship. Fellow, Open Society Institute. Recipient, Vital Voices Solidarity Award.

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