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Michael Kaufman is a writer, consultant, and speaker focused on engaging men to support gender equality, ending men’s violence against women, transforming fatherhood and promoting positive ideals of manhood. 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 is a senior fellow at Promundo based in Washington DC and Rio de Janiero.
He is the sole male member of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council created by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Ambassador Isabel Hudon.
Over the past 38 years, his work with governments, corporations, universities, schools, and the UN has taken him to fifty countries. He has worked with numerous women’s groups and non-governmental organizations including Save the Children and Oxfam.
He is the author or editor of eight books on gender issues, on democracy and development studies, including The Guy’s Guide to Feminism (co-written with Michael Kimmel.)