Gary Barker, Ph.D.
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Gary Barker, Ph.D., is founder and International Director of Promundo, an international organization with offices in the United States, Brazil and Portugal and representatives in Rwanda and Burundi, that works to engage men and boys in gender equality and ending violence against women. He and Michael Kaufman are writing a book on the global transformation of fatherhood.

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Unfair Play: As vaias que violentam mulheres

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 4:55 PM

12 de Junho, 2014, primeiro jogo da Copa do Mundo. Adeptos dentro do novo estádio, talhado à medida para o evento internacional iniciam os protestos. Especificamente iniciam ofensas diretas, gritadas por um grupo coordenado: "Dilma, vai tomar no cú." É uma mensagem que vem junto com gestos obscenos dirigidos tanto...

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Being Honest About Sexual Violence in War, and Everywhere Else

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 12:59 PM

This post was co-authored by Henny Slegh

In June, the UK government will organize the largest ever event on rape in war. Ending sexual violence in war has become a major global cause, for the UK government, other European governments and the US government, the UN and the...

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On International Women's Day, Is There a Place for Men?

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 2:01 PM

Let me start with an affirmation: I consider myself a pro-feminist man. I believe it's possible to be a man and to view gender equality as being as important as any social cause on this planet. I have a daughter and a partner and a mother and a sister. I...

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Hypermasculinity at the Finish Line

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 9:30 AM

If this week you happen to be in Lausanne and hear a rumbling, that's probably the sound of Olympic founder Pierre de Coubertin tumbling around in his grave. He's apparently heard that the biggest story around the Sochi Olympics has been Russia's denial of basic human rights for men who...

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A guerra não declarada contra os jovens negros brasileiros

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 10:43 AM

Recentemente um vídeo do Brasil atraiu muitas atenções em todo o mundo, contrariando a imagem que o país deseja promover com a Copa e com as Olímpiadas.

O vídeo mostra três presos decapitados num presídio do estado do Maranhão. Os três homens foram mortos por prisioneiros rivais, os mesmos...

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A guerra não declarada contra os jovens negros brasileiros

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 10:43 AM

Recentemente um vídeo do Brasil atraiu muitas atenções em todo o mundo, contrariando a imagem que o país deseja promover com a Copa e com as Olímpiadas.

O vídeo mostra três presos decapitados num presídio do estado do Maranhão. Os três homens foram mortos por prisioneiros rivais, os mesmos...

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Brazil's Undeclared War on Young Black Men

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 3:46 PM

Co-authored with Tatiana Moura and Jose Luis Ratton

A video from Brazil has attracted attention around the world, and it has nothing to do with the image-boosting World Cup and Olympics images the country wants to tout.

Instead, it shows three decapitated inmates at a prison in the northern state...

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International Men's Day: When 365 Days Just Aren't Enough

(5) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 2:47 PM

November 19th is apparently International Men's Day (IMD). On the surface, it might seem like an idea whose time has come. After all, men are being proclaimed an endangered species. We're dying younger and living in poorer health than women. Men are more likely to be in prison and less...

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Appalling Words the World Is Saying About Our Daughters

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 5:35 PM

An astonishing new UN Women ad campaign is showing what the world is saying about our daughters and the women in our lives.

Using Google's autocomplete function with various phrases (women shouldn't, women need to, women cannot, and women should) the creator of the ad, Christopher Hunt,...

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Fathers Embrace International Day of the Girl Child

(4) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 12:33 PM

To the disappointment of many women's rights groups, today turned out not to be the Day of Malala.

That's because the Nobel Peace Prize didn't go to Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani who risked her life to promote girls' education.

As two men...

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