GARY BARKER, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF PROMUNDO Men, Peace and Security: Engaging Men and Boys to Promote Gender Equality and Eliminate Gender-Based Violence

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 
UN North Lawn Building (NLB) Room 6   

The topic of Women, Peace and Security has become recognized as a key issue in global discussions today. It is rare to question men’s role in these discussions, yet creating partnerships with men is critical to establishing gender equality and ending gender based violence. Recognizing the importance of these partnerships, this part of the WPS series featured the work of Promundo, a Brazilian-based NGO with offices in Rwanda and Washington, DC, which works to engage men and boys in gender equality and violence prevention. Their work has included coordinating research on men and masculinities in several post-conflict settings, including Rwanda, DRC, Burundi, and the Balkans. In this lecture, Promundo International Director Gary Barker presented findings from this research as well as experiences from their work to engage men as change agents in the context of post-conflict settings.

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