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[11 Jun 2013 | One Comment | ]
Gary Barker: The 50% Solution to Gender Violence and Injustice

Gary Barker is founder and executive director of  Promundo, an internationally recognized NGO established in 1997. Promundo works nationally in Brazil, Rwanda, and the US, as well as globally. Its base of operations is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where it carries out community-based work, research, and advocacy to engage men and boys in gender equality; to prevent gender-based violence and violence against children; to reduce homophobia; and to empower and achieve the rights of women and girls. Promundo also serves as global co-Chair and Latin American coordinator of the MenEngage …

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[28 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
Why Many Men Don’t Embrace Equality…Yet.

Jeanine Prime, PhD and Mike Otterman
United States

“With MARC we are changing all this: we’ve built a community where members can explore gender from men’s perspectives and be empowered to establish better partnerships both within and across gender lines.”
Women earn less and progress more slowly up the corporate ladder than equally skilled men. So how do we close workplace gender gaps?
Almost a year ago, Catalyst launched MARC—Men Advocating Real Change—a virtual community for men committed to workplace equality and inclusion. We launched MARC because we believe that men have a critical …

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[16 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
Ntankah Village Women Work Tirelessly for Change in Cameroon

Theresa Fonjia Morfaw
Ntankah, Cameroon
The work of the Ntankah Village Women Common Initiative Group has been recognized nationally and internationally with numerous awards, including the Red Ribbon Award, the Cordaid Award, The Guardian’s post award, and the Watchdog Award as NGO of the Year. The Coordinator of Ntankah was also recognized with an award by YWCA in Kenya as one of 14 women leading change around the world.
The Ntankah Village Women Common Initiative Group is a grassroots women’s self-help group incorporated in Cameroon under the law on cooperatives and common initiative …

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[1 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
I Am a Woman, Count Me In!

Jasmin Nario-Galace
“I use every power in my tiny frame to ensure state support for gender inclusion. I tirelessly walk the halls of the conference rooms, approaching delegates, reminding them to engender the agreement. I email them. I give them lobby materials. I peacefully nag them until they see the words “gender language” written all over my face.”
For as long as I remember, I had issues with the use of the word “man” when a speaker in front of me actually refers to both women and men. Whenever the parable on …