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Michael Kaufman Ph.D.
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Michael Kaufman Ph.D is an educator and writer of fiction and non-fiction who has worked extensively with the United Nations, governments and NGOS to engage men to promote gender equality. He is the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. He and Gary Barker are writing a book on the global transformation of fatherhood. www.michaelkaufman.com @GenderEQ

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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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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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